DAY 1 | TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
9:00

KEYNOTE TECHNOLOGY PANEL | IDENTIFYING COMBUSTIBLE DUST HAZARDS AND HAZARD MITIGATING STRATEGIES

Moderator:
Amy Theis, Director of Risk Management Services, FAUSKE & ASSOCIATES

Panelists:
Dr.-Ing. Johannes Lotterman, Head of Projects and Expansion, REMBE INC. (GERMANY)
Gary Q. Johnson, Chemical Engineer & Consultant, WORKPLACE EXPOSURE SOLUTIONS
David Grandaw, Vice President of Sales, IEP TECHNOLOGIES
Bill Stevenson, Vice President of Engineering, CV TECHNOLOGY
Vahid Ebadat Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, CHILWORTH NORTH AMERICA

NETWORKING BREAK
TRACK A TRACK B TRACK C TRACK D
10:15am TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (A)
Predicting Pneumatic Conveying Performance

Mark Jones, Director of TUNRA Bulk Solids Handling Research, Professor of Engineering & Built Environment, UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE (AUSTRALIA)

WHAT'S NEW IN TECH
Nanotechnology Advancements and Applications

Stephen Miranda, Sales Director North America, Grinding & Dispersion, NETZSCH

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Part 1: Understanding the Causes of Powder and Bulk Material Handling Problems

Eric Maynard, Senior Consultant, JENIKE & JOHANSON INC.

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Fluid Bed Dryers with Integrated Heat Exchangers

Dr.-Ing. Mathias Trojosky, Head of Drying Technology, ALLGAIER GROUP (GERMANY)

NETWORKING BREAK & TIME TO EXPLORE THE EXPO HALL
1:30pm TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (A)
Design & Specification of Pneumatic Conveying Systems

David Mills, Pneumatic Conveying Consultant, UK

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Part 2: Practical Solutions to Costly Bulk Solids Flow Problems

Eric Maynard, Senior Consultant, JENIKE & JOHANSON INC.

STANDARDS COMPLIANCE
OSHA's Combustible Dust NEP Update - Region V's Perspective

Mark Knezovich, M.S. Industrial Hygienist, OSHA - Region V Enforcement Programs, Chicago, IL

INNOVATION ON THE SHOW FLOOR
Facilitated Bulk Storage and Feeding tour of the show floor to stop and speak with exhibitors and discover what is new at PTXi in 2014!

Joe Marinelli, President, SOLIDS HANDLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

NETWORKING BREAK
3:15pm WHAT'S NEW IN TECH
Solving Powder Challenges Using Particle Size and Particle Shape Analysis

Ian Treviranus, Product Line Manager, HORIBA INSTRUMENTS INC.

INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION
Common Challenges in Food and Agriculture Handling

Moderator:
Mark Jones, Director of TUNRA Bulk Solids Handling Research, Professor of Engineering & Built Environment, UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE (AUSTRALIA)

Par Almhem, President, MODWAVE
Jeff Chambers, PE, PMP, Senior Engineering Capital Project Manager & Engineering Leadership, RODEM
Ryan Sausser, Senior Process Engineer, KELLOGG COMPANY

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Dust Collection System Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Gary Q. Johnson, Chemical Engineer & Consultant, WORKPLACE EXPOSURE SOLUTIONS

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Volumetric and Gravimetric Feeder Design to Ensure Reliable Flow

Joe Marinelli, President, SOLIDS HANDLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.



DAY 2 | WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
8:30

KEYNOTE TECHNOLOGY PANEL | DISCRETE ELEMENT MODELING (DEM) CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS

Moderator:
Shrikant Dhodapkar, Research Fellow, Process R&D, Performance Plastics Division, THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY | Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

Panelists:
Richard LaRoche, Vice President of Engineering & US General Manager, DEM SOLUTIONS
Alan Roberts, Professor Emeritus, UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE | Founding Director, TUNRA BULK & SOLIDS
Andre Katterfeld, Professor, Institute of Logistics & Material Handling Systems, UNIVERSITAT MAGDEBURG
Tim Donohue, Engineering Manager for Modeling & Simulation, TUNRA BULK & SOLIDS
Yutaka Tsuji, Professor Emeritus, OSAKA UNIVERSITY | Chairman of APPIE (JAPAN)
Dr. Rahul Bharadwaj, Senior R&D Engineer, JENIKE & JOHANSON

NETWORKING BREAK
TRACK A TRACK B TRACK C TRACK D
10:15am TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (A)
Troubleshooting Pneumatic Conveying Systems

David Mills, Pneumatic Conveying Consultant, UK
Vijay Agarwal, Professor, Industrial Tribology, Machine Dynamics & Maintenance Engineering Centre, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DELHI

WHAT'S NEW IN TECH
Advanced Vent Design to Mitigate Dryer Explosions

Scott Davis, President, GEXCON

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Understanding Dense Phase Pneumatic Conveying - When to use it and When not to

Mark Jones, Director of TUNRA Bulk Solids Handling Research, Professor of Engineering & Built Environment, UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE (AUSTRALIA)

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (A)
Solving and Preventing Costly Segregation Problems with Your Powders and Blends

Eric Maynard, Senior Consultant, JENIKE & JOHANSON INC.

NETWORKING BREAK & TIME TO EXPLORE THE EXPO HALL
1:30pm REMBE
Safe Handling of Combustible Dusts by Means of Passive Explosion Protection

Dr.-Ing. Johannes Lotterman, Head of Projects and Expansion, REMBE INC. (GERMANY)

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Discrete Element Modeling 101

Dr. Rahul Bharadwaj, Senior R&D Engineer, JENIKE & JOHANSON

STANDARDS COMPLIANCE
NFPA Combustible Dust Standards - An Overview and Status Update

Guy Colonna, P.E., Division Manager, NFPA

INNOVATION ON THE SHOW FLOOR
Facilitated Pneumatic Conveying tour of the show fl oor to stop and speak with exhibitors and discover what is new at PTXi in 2014!

Joe Marinelli, President, SOLIDS HANDLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

NETWORKING BREAK
3:15pm TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (A)
Electrostatic Hazards: Assessments and Control of Ignition Risks

Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, CHILWORTH NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION
Common Challenges in
Chemical Handling

Moderator:
Russell A. Ogle, Ph.D, CSP, Principal Engineer, EXPONENT

Panelists:
Shrikant Dhodapkar, Research Fellow, Process R&D, Performance Plastics Division, THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY |, Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Karl Jacob, Research Scientist, Technical Leader in Engineering Sciences, DOW CHEMICAL
Nancy C. Easterbrook, Gas Applications Manager, AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC.

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Process and Dust Collection Equipment Designs that Minimize Fugitive Dust Accumulations

Gary Q. Johnson, Chemical Engineer & Consultant, WORKPLACE EXPOSURE SOLUTIONS

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Material Storage Fundamentals

Joe Marinelli, President, SOLIDS HANDLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.



DAY 3 | THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
9:00

KEYNOTE TECHNOLOGY PANEL | COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) IN TODAY'S BULK SOLIDS HANDLING

Moderator:
Ray Cocco, President & CEO, PARTICULATE SOLID RESEARCH INC.

Panelists:
Steve Frankel, Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Xiaoyi He, Ph.D., Research Associate, Computational Modeling Center, AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC.
Scott Davis, President - Principal Engineer, GEXCON
Jef Snoeys, Director of Explosion Protection Technology Group, FIKE CORPORATION

NETWORKING BREAK
TRACK A TRACK B TRACK C TRACK D
10:15am TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (A)
Optimizing Dilute Phase Pneumatic Conveying Systems

Paul Solt, Principal Consultant, PNEUMATIC CONVEYING CONSULTANTS
Jack Hilbert, Principal Consultant, PNEUMATIC CONVEYING CONSULTANTS

STANDARDS COMPLIANCE
What You Don't Know About Combustible Dust Can Hurt You

Joseph Howicz, CSP, CFPS, Occupational Safety & Fire Protection Expert (Former OSHA Senior Compliance Offi cer)
Michael Serpe, CSP, President, SAFETYFIRSTNA

INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICES Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Steve Frankel, Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Panelists:
Vijay Agarwal, Professor, Industrial Tribology, Machine Dynamics & Maintenance Engineering Centre, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DELHI
Yutaka Tsuji, Professor Emeritus, OSAKA UNIVERSITY|Chairman of APPIE (JAPAN)
Joe Roettle, Global Sales Manager, Barcelona, Spain, ECUTEC
Andre Katterfeld, Professor, Institute of Logistics & Material Handling Systems, UNIVERSITAT MAGDEBURG

INNOVATION ON THE SHOW FLOOR
Facilitated Dust Control tour of the show fl oor to stop and speak with exhibitors and discover what is new at PTXi in 2014!

Gary Q. Johnson, Chemical Engineer & Consultant, WORKPLACE EXPOSURE SOLUTIONS

NETWORKING BREAK & TIME TO EXPLORE THE EXPO HALL
1:30pm TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Essentials for the Reliable Feeding of Bulk Solids

Alan Roberts, Professor Emeritus, UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE | Founding Director, TUNRA BULK & SOLIDS

INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION
Common Challenges in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Moderator:
Vijay Agarwal
, Professor, Industrial Tribology, Machine Dynamics & Maintenance Engineering Centre, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DELHI

George Petroka, Director of BioPharma/ EHS Services, IES ENGINEERS
Par Almhem, President, MODWAVE
Fernando J. Muzzio, Ph.D., Director of NSF Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems, Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Milling and Classification of Ultrafine Powders

Joe Roettle, Global Sales Manager, ECUTEC
A.J. DeCenso, President, PREFERRED PROCESS SOLUTIONS, LLC

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (A)
Critical Lessons for Mixing, Blending, and Sampling Operations

Eric Maynard, Senior Consultant, JENIKE & JOHANSON INC.

NETWORKING BREAK
3:15pm
TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Selecting the Right Line Charger for a Pneumatic Conveying System

Jack Hilbert, Principal Consultant, PNEUMATIC CONVEYING CONSULTANTS

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (A)
The Use of DEM for Practical Chute Design

Tim Donohue, Engineering Manager for Modeling & Simulation, TUNRA BULK & SOLIDS
Andre Katterfeld, Professor, Institute of Logistics & Material Handling Systems, UNIVERSITAT MAGDEBURG

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Controlling Dust Explosion Hazards Associated with Packaging

Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, CHILWORTH NORTH AMERICA

     

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP (F)
Conveyor Selection Criteria for Mechanical Handling Systems

Alan Roberts, Professor Emeritus, UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE | Founding Director, TUNRA BULK & SOLIDS