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Kansas State Bulk Solids Innovation Center

Advanced Pneumatic Conveying

This course provides a deep dive into specifying, designing, and sizing a pneumatic conveying system. It involves a combination of theory, calculations, and practical hands-on application. Participants are encouraged to bring their specific questions and issues for discussion.


Students will participate in an immersive course combining lecture and hands on exploration in the full scale lab at the Bulk Solids Innovation Center. Taught by industry veterans and university research experts, this course is intended for those that are looking to take their knowledge of pneumatic conveying to the next level.

Upon completing this course, students will have a thorough knowledge of: 

  • Material properties and how they affect system design
  • Detailed calculations for all types of dilute phase conveying
  • What to do when something changes, wears out, or does not work
  • Troubleshooting of pneumatic conveying systems
  • Handling of difficult materials
  • When to use dense phase conveying, how it works, and how to troubleshoot

This course is recommended for those that have a basic understanding of pneumatic conveying or those who have attended our Foundations of Pneumatic Conveying course. Those employed in engineering, operations, maintenance, and management will find particular relevance.

Course instructors are leaders and top consultants in the bulk solids industry and research experts from the University. View a full list of instructors


This course will have additional requirements due to COVID-19 accommodations including the requirement to wear face masks while indoors.  Full details will be emailed to registrants prior to the course start date or available by request. Please email profed@k-state.edu for inquiries.

Date: November 16-18, 2021

Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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Location: Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, Kansas

Cost: $1,300 early bird rate; $1,600 standard rate

Included: Course instruction, course materials and notes, hands on exercises in full scale laboratory, and daily lunch and refreshments. Meals, travel, and lodging are not included in the registration fee and are the responsibility of the attendee. Visit our travel page for suggestions on getting to and staying in Salina.

Registration deadline: Nov. 2, 2021



A discounted rate is offered for companies sending multiple attendees. Discounts are tied to number of attendees as follows:

Number of

Total Price with Early BirdTotal Price with Standard Rate
3 registrations per company1 registration 50% off$3,250$4,000
4 registrations per company1 registration free$3,900$4,800

For companies sending more than four employees, discounts will be applied in the same increments as indicated above.


Please contact Professional Education and Outreach at profed@k-state.edu or call our toll free number at 855-552-0079.

Details at a Glance

Dates: November 16-18, 2021

Location: Salina, Kansas

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Duration: 3 days

CEUs: 2.1

PDHs: 21.25

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