November 3, 2015 CE – Pneumatic Conveying

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Introduction to Pneumatic Conveying

Speaker: Timothy A. Bell, P.E. – an Engineering Fellow with DuPont Engineering

Tuesday November 3, 2015
5:15pm-5:30pm – Networking 
5:30pm-6:30pm – Dinner & Presentation
6:30pm-6:45pm – Q&A Session & Closing Remarks

Ashford Boardroom
KBR Inc.
242 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702

$30 Members
$35 Non-members & Guests
$15 Students
$15 KBR Employees
$15 WEBEX option

Dinner will be provided with registration for live attendance. Webex information will be provided 1 day in advance.

PDH Credit: 1 credit

Synopsis – Introduction to Pneumatic Conveying
Pneumatic conveying of dry bulk solids (particles) can be a convenient means of transport into, out of, and within processes. A remarkable variety of materials are routinely conveyed at rates from kilograms to 100 tons per hour, over distances that may exceed a kilometer. Despite the widespread application of this technology, its principles and equipment are rarely taught in chemical or mechanical engineering programs, and much of the field is empirically based. This presentation will review the concepts of industrial pneumatic conveying, the basics of system calculations, the role of table-top and pilot scale experiments, and critical issues for process design and maintenance. While it will be focused on dilute (lean) phase systems, dense phase conveying and dust collection systems will be briefly covered. Finally a few suggestions for specification-writing and bid evaluation will be presented.

Tim is an Engineering Fellow in the particle technology group within DuPont’s Engineering Technology (DuET) organization. He leads DuPont’s competency in solids handling, and provides consulting and laboratory testing to DuPont’s business units, central R&D, and key customers. This work may take the form of new process design, troubleshooting, or particle product development.

Tim spent 9 years in DuPont plant operations and project engineering groups before joining DuPont’s engineering consulting organization in 1985. He has 12 patents issued or pending and more than 50 conference, magazine, and journal publications. He is the past chair of ASTM committee D-18.24, governing the testing of bulk solids for handling purposes, and is a member of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers Working Party on the Mechanics of Particulate Solids. Tim is an adjunct faculty member for the University of Delaware’s master’s degree program in particle technology.

Tim received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an M.B.A. from West Virginia University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Delaware.

Please register no later than Monday November 2 at 5:00 PM.

Please feel free to contact Colleen McGinness ( with any questions or concerns you may have.