Focusing on dry bulk material processing and handling, the Gulf Coast Solids Handling & Processing Show comes to the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, TX, April 3-4. The event, which is free but requires registration, is designed for those in the chemicals, petrochemicals, ethanol, fertilizer, grain, feed products, pet food, coffee, food, ceramics, cement, coal/coke, building materials, forest products, minerals, plastics, and pharmaceuticals industries. Its technical seminars feature experts who will discuss and demonstrate state of the art topics that complement many of the exhibits and provide insight into problem solving and industry trends. The seminars, which also are free, are conducted in a dual-track format each day. Information about registration is available by visiting http://www.gulfcoastsolids-show.com.
Among the exhibitors at the show are the following:
•Abresist Corp., Urbana, IN, has a new flexible and wear-resistant pipe system called Kalflex. It provides a way to connect structural components that move due to vibration or thermal expansion or as a result of intended movement. Designed to be simple and quick to install, the system can be integrated into existing pipe systems using normal flanging and coupling connections and works well in pneumatic conveying equipment. It can also be used as a replacement stock item for a number of different angle pieces. These piping components are particularly useful in retrofitting systems with odd or indeterminate angles or dimensions, especially in hard-to-reach places. Only approximate measurements are needed. More information is available at www.abresist.com.
• Cyclonaire, York, NE, has an automated C&C system that captures nuisance dust from silo filling operations and automatically sends it back to the source silo. Each unit mates an efficient pulse jet dust collector with a dense phase pneumatic conveyor and has onboard controls for automatic operation, which means there is no need to empty dust from the hopper. Because the entire installation is beside the silo at ground level, there is also no need to climb to the top of the silo. More information is available at www.cyclonaire.com.