Material Handling Training Classes

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Benetech provides site-specific or in-house material handling training classes centered around operation and maintenance, safety, and fire protection. Your operators and management will gain real-life knowledge on how they can directly increase productivity, improve profitability and ensure a safe operation. The courses are centered on individual plants and what can be done to fine-tune management and personnel philosophies to safely and efficiently manage the material handling and storage processes. Benetech is comprised of individuals that are recognized as leading experts in material handling technologies. These technologies include combustible dust mitigation, material handling system emergency preparedness, and fire prevention.

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Benetech’s training sessions integrate all aspects of safe and efficient material handling and can be custom designed to include all or a portion of the topics below.

Benetech’s Training Session Topics:

Common Material Handling Issues

  • Spillage
  • Dust
  • Material Flow
  • Belt Mis-tracking
  • Safety and Compliance

Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Fire and Explosion
  • Fire Detection and suppression
  • Hazards to humans and the environment


  • Sources
  • Equipment reliability impacts
  • Equipment/area hazards and risks
  • Controls
  • Containment
  • Dust Suppression
  • Dust Collection
  • Explosion characteristics
  • Housekeeping

Combustible Dust Management

  • Identifying the problem
  • Identification and hazard recognition
  • Operational controls
  • Evaluation and Improvements

Equipment and Process Specifics

  • Receiving
  • Conveying- Belt Cleaners
  • Chutes
  • Load Zones
  • Transfer Points
  • Short and Long Term Storage
  • Coal Pile Management
  • Reclaiming
  • Crushing and sizing
  • Silos
  • Pulverizers/Mills
  • Burner Pipes
  • Operation Management