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    Transfer Options for Large Volumes of Powder

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Oct 5, 2017 4:05:00 PM

    2016-02-23_1138.pngTo successfully convey solids, there are a number of factors that need to be considered.  This includes transfer rate, transfer distance, product characteristics, quantity, and level of containment required (just to name a few).   Given the range of issues involved, it’s easy to see why there is no single solution that will apply to all applications.  And while each one is important in its own right, the quantity of material involved can be especially important when considering all the options available.   

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    Topics: process optimization, powder handling, material transfer, pneumatic transfer

    Still Manually Handling Powders?  5 Reasons to Improve how you Transfer

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Sep 3, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    Powder handling is a major topic of interest for process engineers and anyone else involved in designing or operating a system that involves the transfer of solid material from one piece of equipment to another.  It’s important for many reasons; how your powder is handled can impact employee safety, the cleanliness of your facility, and the efficiency of your process.   The problem is that many companies are still handling it now the way it was done decades ago – manually.  Sure it’s inexpensive and doesn’t require any pricey equipment or change to your existing operating procedure, but many potential dangers lie in moving your powder this way.

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    Topics: process optimization, containment, powder handling, material transfer, upgrades, pneumatic transfer

    Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Process Equipment

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Dec 18, 2014 12:00:00 PM

    christmas_card-1Virtually every retail website offers gift ideas based on some type of search criteria to help you filter your options down to find just the right gift for each “special someone” in your life.  Gifts for him?  Gifts for her?  Gifts for a teenager?  Gifts for a toddler?  Or what about the techie in your life, that outdoor-loving uncle, or your vegan niece?   What if you’re looking to spend $50 or less or just want some ideas for simple stocking stuffers?  These are all examples of criteria that we use when searching for gifts online. 

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    Topics: Reactor, process optimization, material transfer, peripheral equipment, equipment upgrades

    How to Solve Some Common Problems Using the Powder Pump Technology

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Nov 20, 2014 12:00:00 PM

    April_2014_037It is sometimes said that the best way to teach is by example.  So what better way to present to you the benefits of the Powder Pump than by showing you some real life case studies that illustrate real customers in real industries with real processes solving real problems with really innovative solutions supplied by DDPS?  OK, I know I’m breaking the blog rule by tooting our own French horn so to speak, but you might want to read on if you’re looking for some genuine information to educate yourself further about the improvements pneumatic powder transfer technology can have on a diverse range of processes. These concise case studies will give you a snapshot of the customer/process background, the process issues being faced, and the details of the solution.

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    Topics: containment, powder handling, material transfer