March 23, 2021 CE – Bins and Silos

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
The Design of Bins and Silos

Presenter: Timothy A. Bell, P.E.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
5:30pm-6:30pm – Presentation
6:30pm-6:45pm – Q&A Session & Closing Remarks

PDH Credit: 1 credit

Location: Due to COVID, this will be an online presentation only

$10 each for attendees wanting PDH Credit and Certificate
Free for attendees wanting to monitor the session with no credit or certificate but registration is required

Storage containers for bulk solids, such as powders, granules, and pellets can be found throughout industry.  Unfortunately, many (if not most) are not designed in such a way as to assure complete, reliable discharge and first-in/first out flow patterns.  Poor original design can lead to a lifetime of poor performance such as limited throughput, spoilage, and loss of inventory control.  Structural failures, while relatively rare, can be costly and dangerous.  This presentation will review how to generate the data that is necessary for the design of bins and silos and the use of such data for effective design.  Troubleshooting and flow promotion techniques will be briefly addressed, and some comments on structural issues will be included.

Prior to his May 2020 retirement, Timothy A. Bell was a Senior Engineering Fellow in DuPont’s Engineering Technology Center. He led DuPont’s competency in solids handling and provided consulting and laboratory testing to DuPont’s business units, central R&D, and key customers. That work took the form of new process design, equipment selection, troubleshooting, and particle product development. He is currently a consultant in private practice.

Tim spent 9 years in DuPont plant operations and project engineering groups before joining DuPont’s engineering consulting organization in 1985. He has 11 patents issued 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 professor for the University of Delaware’s master’s degree program in particle technology. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a M.B.A. from West Virginia University, and a P.E. license in Delaware.

Please register no later than Tuesday, March 23 at 12 noon. 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 Cynthia Tarun at, 832-341-4960 (Mobile).