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Kansas State Bulk Solids Innovation Center

Continuing Education and Training on Bulk Material Handling

How do dust collectors work? Study particulate air filters and cyclones at KSU-BSICThe Bulk Solids Innovation Center provides industry focused short courses to further industry and employee education. Topics covered include powder and bulk solids handling, storage and flow, conveying, and material properties. In person courses are hosted at the Bulk Solids Innovation Center and combine a robust discussion of theory along with practical hands-on experimentation in the BSIC lab facilities. Online courses use the same mix of theory and practical demonstrations and are offered in a fully virtual environment. The BSIC also is available to work with your company to develop customized, on-site training solutions tailored to your company's needs.
Course lecture on particle technology and silo design seminar at KSU-BSIC

Upcoming courses are listed below. Courses are coordinated by the Professional Education and Outreach department at the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus. For inquiries related to education and training, please contact the department at profed@k-state.edu. Please join our professional development email list to be notified of upcoming course details.

Upcoming Courses

Equipment demonstrations are a key part of learning Bulk Solids Handling at BSICThe Bulk Solids Innovation Center is proud to announce the launch of the new, online Powder and Bulk Solids Academy. The Powder and Bulk Solids Academy will provide the same mix of lecture and laboratory demonstrations the BSIC is known for in a fully virtual environment. Comprised of three separate courses, the industry leading experts on particle technology, testing, bulk solids handling, conveying, and storage.
Powder and Bulk Solids Academy: Overview of Bulk Solids Processing, Flow, and Air Filtration

Course begins: March 23, 2021   |   Online   |   4 half-day sessions

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How does pneumatic conveying work? Training on pneumatic conveying technology at KSU-BSIC

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Customized Classes to Suit Your Company's Needs in Bulk Solids Education

If desired, classes can be tailored to your company's specific needs. These can be held at the BSIC for your employees, or our instructors can come to your site.

Training Seminars - List of Topics
  • Material Property Tests and how to evaluate your materials
  • Gravity Flow and Storage of Bulk Solids
  • Design of Silos and Bins
  • Mixing Basics
  • Segregation issues
  • Dust Collection and Particulate Air Filtration: baghouses, filter receivers, cyclones, filter media, air emissions
  • Safety when handling Bulk Solids
  • Preventing Dust Explosions
  • Pneumatic Conveying: Dilute Phase, Dense Phase, Vacuum Sequencing
  • Pneumatic Conveying Troubleshooting
  • Working with Vendors
  • Project Management and Purchasing
  • Milling, Size Reduction
  • Screening, Separation
  • Airlock Rotary Valves
  • Shut-off and Control Valves
  • Feeding Devices
  • Air movers:  Blowers, Fans, Air Compressors
  • Weighing and Batching
  • Instrumentation and Process Control