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The SSSpin Tester: A New Method for Powder Flow Measurement - Dr Kerry Johanson - Recording available

Date From: 13 May 2015
Location: Online
Description: A one-hour webinar organised by the Particle Technology, and Pharma Special Interest Groups, and presented by Dr Kerry Johanson of Material Flow Solutions, USA, looking at measurement of powder flow. Members of the Particle Technology Special Interest Group, and Pharma Special Interest Group, can replay a recording of this webinar, and view the slides, free of charge. Visit the Resources area on your group's website, and log in with your membership number and PIN / password to access the webinar archive
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: Online
Organiser: Particle Technology, and Pharma Special Interest Groups

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Topic

The SSSpin Tester applies the science of centrifugal force to the measurement of unconfined yield strength of fine powders by first consolidating material using centrifugal force and then causing the compacted material to yield using centrifugal force. Using state-of-the-art technology, it allows measurement at forces as small as 0.05 kPa and as large as 72 kPA (ASTM standard base limestone). We no longer must rely on inherently inaccurate extrapolation for answers.

This tutorial is designed to provide practical information to engineers, quality control personnel, plant managers, and formulators. 

Presenter

KerryDr Kerry Johanson began his career in powder flow and material handling as a summer lab tech with Jenike & Johanson in Billerica, MA during his high school and undergraduate years. After receiving his BS in 1985, he spent 14 years with JR Johanson, Inc. in San Luis Obispo, CA, finally serving as their Chief Technical Officer. He received his PhD in chemical engineering from BYU in 1994, and in 2000 he moved to Florida, where he divides his time researching at the University of Florida Particle Engineering Research Center and serving as the COO for Material Flow Solutions, the consulting firm he founded in 2001.

He has authored 40+ technical papers which have been published in numerous technical journals internationally. He has developed a course for teaching powder flow technology to graduate students and mentored three doctoral graduates at UF. Dr Johanson has presented numerous industry seminars on the topic of powder flow in industrial applications. He holds PE licenses in Florida and Utah, USA, and is an active member of AAPS, AIChE, ASME, ASTM, and IChemE. Married for 33 years, he is the father of six children, and a grandfather to six. 

Format

A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.
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