June 6, 2016 CE – Pneumatic Conveying

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Introduction to Pneumatic Conveying

Timothy Bell
Adjunct Faculty of University of Delaware

Monday June 6, 2016
5:15pm-5:30pm – Brief Networking & Dinner
5:30pm-6:15pm – PDH Lecture
6:15pm-6:30pm – Q&A Session

Third Floor Main Conference Room
Two Ash St. Suite 3000
Three Tower Bridge, Jacobs Engineering
Conshohocken, PA 19428

$35 Non-members & Guests
$30 (Members)
$15 (Students)
$15 Webex option – Please select from Drop down menu and Laura-Ann Chin (lauraannchin@gmail.com) will be in contact with follow up webex info.

Dinner will be provided with registration.

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 June 6 at 5:15 PM.  Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Laura-Ann Chin at lauraannchin@gmail.com 520-275-4152 (Mobile).