1. K-State home
  2. »Bulk Solids Innovation Center
  3. »Professional Development
  4. »Storage and Flow in Bulk Solids

Kansas State Bulk Solids Innovation Center

Storage and Flow of Bulk Solids

Many plants have issues with their bins and silos – erratic flow, stagnant material, and segregation to name a few. This course addresses how to prevent those problems and how to address them if they occur. 


The course will cover a combination of design, theory, and hands-on application. Upon completing the course, students will understand:

  • Material properties that affect flow and storage
  • How to design the geometry of a bin or silo
  • Design of chutes and feeders
  • Specifying and selection of silos, flow aids, feeders, and level measurement
  • Segregation and caking issues

This course is recommended for engineers, technicians, and management personnel who design, maintain, or need to improve their bulk solid handling process.

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


Date: February 8-10, 2022

Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

View full course schedule

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.

Register Now!


Registration deadline: January 25, 2022


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.

Details at a Glance

Dates: February 8-10, 2022

Location: Salina, Kansas

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Duration: 3 days

View full course schedule

View instructor bios