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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

Pneumatic Conveying of Powders and Bulk Solids

This course focuses on the design of pneumatic conveying systems, common pneumatic conveying problems and discusses solutions to these problems. Participants will participate in the actual design of dilute phase pneumatic conveying system following step-by-step procedure. Please review the course schedule for a full list of topics covered. Employees who attend this course will improve their ability to design, maintain, and improve pneumatic conveying systems, understand advantages and disadvantages of the various types of systems, evaluate vendor options, and optimize the performance of existing systems. 
Those responsible for designing, improving, or troubleshooting pneumatic conveying 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

By attending the course, participants will be able to:

  • Design a pneumatic conveying system and select equipment
  • Troubleshoot pneumatic conveying problems
  • Understand the material properties related to pneumatic conveying
  • Understand the different types of pneumatic conveying systems and their applications

Registration for this program is closed. Please contact profed@k-state.edu for inquiries.

Date: August 13-16, 2019

CEUs: 2.5 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 on or before July 15, 2019

$1,800 per attendee after July 15, 2019

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

Registration deadline: August 6, 2019


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$3,750$4,500
4 registrants per company1 registration free $4,500$5,400

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. 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) or email profed@k-state.edu.

Additional Resources

Course Schedule

Schedule of each day including overview of topics presented


Information on instructors for this course

Travel to Salina

Details on transportation and lodging in Salina, Kansas