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Kansas State Bulk Solids Innovation Center

Dilute Phase Pneumatic Conveying (Pressure/Vacuum) System Practical Training

Attendees will experience practical training on pneumatic conveying in this course, specifically specializing in dilute phase (pressure/vacuum) pneumatic conveying systems. The course focuses on the design of pneumatic conveying systems, common pneumatic conveying problems and discusses solutions to these problems. Attendees will participate in the actual design of dilute phase pneumatic conveying system following step-by-step procedure, followed by a full-scale test laboratory practical session of dilute phase in pressure and vacuum systems. 

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. 

By attending the course, participants will be able to:

  • Design a pneumatic conveying system and select equipment on their own
  • Troubleshoot pneumatic conveying problems on their own
  • Understand the material properties related to pneumatic conveying
  • Understand pneumatic conveying for pressure and vacuum systems related to their industry applications

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

This course has been postponed. Please contact Professional Education and Outreach at profed@k-state.edu for inquiries about future offerings.

CEUs: 1.5 hours

PDHs: 15 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 $1,300 per attendee before September 26, 2017

$1,500 per attendee after September 26, 2017

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.

Registration deadline: October 16, 2017


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$3250$3750
4 registrants per company1 registration free $3900$4500

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 October 10, 2017. 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

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Travel to Salina

Details on transportation and lodging in Salina, Kansas