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Kansas State Bulk Solids Innovation Center

K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center

607 N Front St.
Salina, KS 67401

Raju Dandu, Ph.D., Professor
Director, Bulk Solids Innovation Center
Kansas State University Polytechnic

Storage and Flow of Bulk Solids in Hoppers, Bins, and Silos

This course covers important topics related to powder and bulk solid flow in bins, hoppers, and chutes. Participants will participate in a full-scale test laboratory practical session on bulk solids handling. Participants will improve their ability to design, maintain, and improve bulk solids handling systems, understand advantages and disadvantages of the various types of systems, evaluate vendor options, and optimize the performance of existing systems. Please review the course schedule for a full list of topics covered.

By attending the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand flow properties and problems for powders and bulk solids
  • Design a bin/hopper, chute and feeder
  • Implement trouble shooting procedures related to flow problems

Those responsible for designing, improving, or troubleshooting powder and bulk solids handling systems, such as engineers, operators, managers, technicians and R&D scientists and engineers are encouraged to attend. The course is appropriate for new employees as well as those who want to increase their knowledge and experience. Employees in the following industries are encouraged to attend

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Plastics
  • Chemical
  • Mineral
  • Food
  • Grain and Feed

Please contact Professional Education and Outreach at profed@k-state.edu for inquiries about this course.

CEUs: 2.3 hours

PDHs: 23 hours

Continuing education units (CEUs) are awarded for full completion of the professional development course. Participants must be present for the entire schedule, or make arrangements prior to course start date with Professional Education and Outreach, in order to be eligible to be awarded the CEUs.

Location: Bulk Solids Innovation Center, Salina, Kansas

Cost: Early bird rate of $1,500 per attendee, $1,800 per attendee after

Please see Discounts and Registration Fee Scholarship for information on discounted rates. Registration fee includes course instruction, materials, and supplies, morning refreshments, lunch and afternoon refreshments daily.


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

Number of registrantsAvailable discountTotal price with early bird rateTotal price with full rate
3 registrants per company1 registration 50% off$3750$4500
4 registrants per company1 registration free $4500$5400

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

A discounted registration rate of $750 is offered to current graduate and post doctoral students. To be eligible for the academia discount, students should complete a scholarship application form and submit proof of enrollment status by early bird deadline. Download the application form for additional details on how to apply. 


If you have any questions regarding the event or your registration, please contact the K-State Polytechnic Professional Education and Outreach office at 855-552-0079 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST) or email profed@k-state.edu.

Additional Information

Daily Schedule

Schedule of each day including overview of topics presented

Course Instructors

Information on instructors for this course

Travel to Salina

Details on transportation and lodging in Salina, Kansas