Powder and Bulk Mixing Processes and EquipmentSee upcoming dates
In this course, you will examine the influence of particle and powder properties on blending results, learn how to measure the performance of blending equipment, and explore available options to improve blending performance and uniformity, and reduce operating and energy costs.
Who Should Attend?
Engineers, scientists, and production personnel who are responsible for the design, operation, selection, or specification of powder and dry-solids blending equipment in food, chemical, and pharmaceutical operations and applications.
Difficulties in Powder Blending
- What makes powder blending and mixing unique?
- Why do so many problems develop?
Tumble Blending and Mixing Equipment and Mechanisms
- Double-cone blenders
- Blending and mixing by sliding flow and bulk motion
- Limitations to fill levels
- Methods for liquid addition and intensification
Rotating Element Blending and Mixing Equipment and Mechanisms
- Ribbon blenders
- Paddle blenders
- Plow blenders
- Bulk motion and dispersion mechanisms
- Effective ranges for fill levels
- Liquid addition and other processing
- Batch and continuous operation
Other Types of Blenders and Mixers
- Turbine blenders
Auxiliary Equipment for Blenders
Particle Size and Bulk Density Effects on Mixing
- Particle size and size distribution
- Particle shape
- Diffraction methods
- Optical measurements and observations
Blender and Mixer Selection
- Selection criteria and flow chart
Agglomeration and Deagglomeration
- Liquid addition
- Tableting and briquetting
- Impact agglomeration and particle size control
Blender Mechanical Components
- Drive components
- Electric motors and explosion proof categories
- Shaft seals
Safe Handling of Powders
- Protection and safety in mixer installations
- Protection against the occurrence of explosions
- Protection against the effects of explosions
- Combined protective measures
"A very good course. Well-planned and executed. It provided information I can use every day."
David S. Dickey, Ph.D., is an independent consultant with MixTech, Inc., in Coppell, Texas. His experience is unique in the field of mixing and scale-up since he has had exposure to both the theoretical and practical aspects of real problems, having learned about successes and failures. During more than 23 years with process equipment manufacturers, he has engineered liquid mixing equipment, powder blending equipment, viscous mixing equipment, static mixers, and other industrial process equipment. He has published numerous technical articles and book chapters and was one of the contributing editors of the handbook, Advances in Industrial Mixing (Wiley, 2015).
His diverse equipment background developed out of a technical background with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois, followed by master’s and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from Purdue University. In 2005, Dickey received the North American Mixing Forum Award for Excellence and Sustained Contributions to Mixing Research and Practice.
Elaine M. Andrysick, joined Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a continuing engineering education specialist in 1988. She is responsible for the development and delivery of high-value continuing engineering education short courses for practicing professionals in the areas of chemical and process engineering and laser material processing. Also, she manages the University’s Laser Welding Certificate program.
Upcoming dates (1)
Apr. 20-22, 2021
Powder and Bulk Mixing Processes and Equipment
Course #: RA00131-C141
Fee covers live online course instruction via Microsoft® Teams and course materials.
- CEU: 2
- PDH: 20
Login and access online course space 7:30AM CT
Day 1 & Day 2 08:00AM - 04:30PM CT
Day 3 8:00AM - 12:00 PM CT
This is a live online course using Microsoft® Teams
Instructor(s)David Dickey, Elaine Andrysick
Team Discount: $1800, per person, when two or more enroll from the same employer.
LocationThis is an online course.
If you cannot attend, please notify us by no later than one week before your course begins, and we will refund your fee. Because this course has limited enrollment, cancellation received after this date and no-shows are subject to the full course fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course starts.
Powder and Bulk MixingCourse #: RA00131
Powder and Bulk MixingDate: Tue. October 01, 2019 – Thu. October 03, 2019
Fee covers morning and afternoon breaks, scheduled lunches, and course materials
- CEU: 2
- PDH: 20
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