Fluid Bed Seminar

Fluidization Principles Learned through Hands-on Participation

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, ACT has decided to postpone the Fluid Bed Seminar to a future date for the safety of our employees and clients. ACT will be contacting those who have already registered with additional information.

Thank you for your understanding a cooperation during this time.

Seminar Purpose

A general overview of agglomerating, coating and drying in a fluid bed. This seminar will present the principles of fluidization, air flow, pressure drop, entrainment, dust collection, spray rates, and nozzle configurations. Each principle will be discussed in theory and demonstrated in ACT’s laboratory. During demonstrations, participants will obtain hands-on experience with ACT’s 100N, 300N and PG-100 Fluid Beds.

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are awarded for attendance in this seminar. Contact us for details or fill out our registration form for the seminar.


Day 1

8:00 am – 8:30 am Introduction
8:30 am – 10:00 am Principles of Fluidization
10:00 am – 11:00 am Hands-on Demonstration
11:00 am – 12 noon Design Criteria for Fluid Beds
12 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Tour of ACT Facilities
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Fluid-Bed Heating/Cooling
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hands-on Demonstration
2:00 – 4:00 pm Drying in Fluid Beds
7:00 pm Dinner (provided)
Day 2

8:00 am – 11:30 am Agglomeration/Coating Hands-on Demonstration
11:30 am – 12 noon Certification Presentation
12 noon Lunch (provided)
Afternoon Departure/Consultations

Conference Staff

Ray Shirley, P.E.Chairman/Engineering Advisor with over 40 years experience in the chemical and fertilizer industries, Mr. Shirley invented the falling curtain granulation process while working at TVA. He has presented or published over 30 papers and patents on new developments.

Mike Huey, P.E.Director of Special Projects, Mike has over 40 years experience as process engineer/project manager for numerous plant expansions and start-ups in the chemical industry.

Scott PeedenLaboratory Manager, Scott has over 23 years experience performing conceptual testing using lab/pilot plant fluid bed equipment. He has developed several patented fluid bed processes.

Hotel Information

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
Cox Creek Parkway South
Florence, AL 35630
Hampton Inn
2281 Florence Blvd.
Florence, AL 35630
Holiday Inn Express
180 Etta Gray Street
Florence, AL 35630
Baymont Inn and Suites
115 Ana Dr.
Florence, AL 35630

Airport Information

Huntsville Airport
70 miles east of Florence
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Nashville Airport
125 miles north of Florence
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Birmingham Airport
125 miles south of Florence
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Fluid Bed Seminar Registration

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For the safety of our employees and clients the Fluid Bed Seminar has been postponed to a later date.

Thank you for a great Fluidbed Seminar in 2020. We are working to reschedule our next seminar due to COVID-19. Check back for information. If you are interested in attending a seminar and would like more information please Contact Us.