Hands-On Pneumatic Conveying Seminar

Wed, 08/11/2010 - 8:29am

YORK, NE — Leading experts in the field will be presenters at a seminar devoted to key aspects of pneumatic conveying, to be held on Sept. 21-23, at the CycloTech™ System Proving Facility in York, NE. The seminar is entitled The Theory and Practice of Pneumatic Conveying and will include live demonstrations of full-scale pneumatic conveying systems in the CycloTech facility, as well as roundtable discussions. Sessions will cover topics ranging from the basics of pneumatic conveying to system design, plus hands-on troubleshooting techniques. 

The seminar has been planned so plant supervisors, system designers, process engineers, and potential buyers at all levels of familiarity with pneumatic conveying can benefit from attending. Presenters will be Paul Solt, principal consultant at Pneumatic Conveying Consultants; Joe Marinelli, consultant for Solids Handling Technologies; and Scott Schmid, vice president of engineering for Cyclonaire Corporation, a systems provider of pneumatic conveying equipment. 

Paul Solt is recognized worldwide for his work in pneumatic conveying. He writes a column for a major trade magazine, teaches in the United States and abroad, does in-plant studies, evaluates systems, and contributes many technical articles. Joe Marinelli has been providing consulting services since 1972. As a former associate with Jenike & Johanson, Inc., he has many years of experience testing solids and designing equipment to achieve reliable flow. He lectures and has published several articles, including a chapter in a chemical encyclopedia. Scott Schmid is a mechanical engineer with 15 years of experience in the design of simple through complex pneumatic conveying systems. In addition to his responsibilities in research and development, Scott also is called on to troubleshoot systems for a wide range of industries. 

The CycloTech™ System Proving Facility is the only private testing site in the United States that offers full-scale simulations of virtually all pneumatic conveying applications. The CycloTech research laboratory is open to engineers, scientists, customers, and potential purchasers of conveying equipment for testing samples of dry bulk materials in dilute, semi-dense, and dense phases — in vacuum, pressure, and combined vacuum-pressure modes. The facility can be used to determine how materials behave when conveyed and how new or existing equipment will handle specified conveying requirements. 

The two-and-half-day seminar covers dilute, semi-dense, and dense phase conveying and features live full-scale demonstrations of all system types in the CycloTech facility. For detailed seminar information and to register, call CycloTech at 1-800-445-0730, or go to


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