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Short course

Advanced Pneumatic Conveying

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April 23-25, 2024


Day 1:

Registration: 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Course: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Days 2 and 3:

Course: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Training will be at K-State Olathe and a partner location. The Olathe campus is located at 22201 W. Innovation Drive, Olathe, KS 66061.

Course Description

This course provides a brief overview, and then dives into specifying, designing and sizing a pneumatic conveying system. It involves a combination of theory, calculations and practical hands-on application.


Hands-on learning using real components and operating conveying systems make up a key part of this impactful course.


Throughout the course, time will be provided to discuss real-life problems such as not making rate, degradation/friable materials, build-up in convey lines, abrasive wear, fine sticky powders, poor-flowing materials, light materials, heavy materials, angelhair and streamer formation, railcar and truck unloading, refilling feeders, closed loop systems and temperature or moisture issues.


Be sure to bring any additional questions to class so we can discuss them.



This is an in-person course that includes three full days at the K-State Olathe campus and a nearby industry partner location. An optional industry tour and dinner are included at the end of the second day.



This course is $1,700 per person.

Group rate

Group discounts are available for three or more employees per company.

Contact Jaclyn Wolf at jaclyn14@ksu.edu to obtain discount codes for a group.

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Who is it intended for?

Engineers, technicians, sales, and management personnel who have been around pneumatic conveying for a while, or who have attended the Basic Pneumatic Conveying course, and now want additional design and troubleshooting education.

Participants are encouraged to bring their specific questions and issues for discussion.

What is covered?

  • Material properties, and how they affect system design
  • Detailed calculation for all types of dilute phase conveying
  • What to do when something changes, wears out or doesn’t work
  • Troubleshooting
  • Handling difficult materials
  • When to use dense phase conveying, how it works and how to troubleshoot

List of topics

Topics include:

  • Introduction to pneumatic conveying systems
  • Air movers
  • Feeding devices
  • System pressure drop calculation
  • Step by step design of a dilute phase system
  • Solids flow in hoppers
  • Filter selection and sizing
  • Blower calculations
  • Piping and ancillary equipment
  • Material and conveying characteristics
  • Valves and feeder selection and sizing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Dense phase conveying – design basics, when to use it, troubleshooting
  • Dust explosion and control systems
  • Instrumentation and safety
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