We don’t stop at solution space.  We believe that training is an important part of maintaining success.  Thus, PSRI offers intensive fluidization seminars all over the world, provides design manuals, procedures, methods, and webinars.  PSRI believes that giving someone a fish is not as good as teaching someone how to fish. 

Fluidization Seminar and Workshop

Comprehensive Fluidization Seminar: Exploring Fundamental Hydrodynamics, Gas Distributor Design, and Advanced Operations

Join us for an immersive seminar and workshop focused on the intricacies of fluidization processes. Delve into the fundamental hydrodynamics of fluidization, gain insights into gas distributor design and operation, explore circulating fluidized beds and high-velocity systems, and master cyclone design and operation. Additionally, learn about dilute and dense-phase conveying, particle entrainment, erosion, particle attrition, and the intricacies of standpipes and solids flow systems.

Please note that paper manuals will not be provided during the seminar. Instead, you will be issued a dedicated tablet by PSRI to follow along with the seminar materials. This tablet will ensure an interactive and convenient learning experience throughout the seminar. After the seminar, your notes that you take on the tablet will be sent to you when we collect the tablets. 

Our fluidization seminar is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of these topics, offering valuable knowledge and insights for professionals in the field. By attending, you will have the opportunity to engage with industry experts, network with peers, and gain practical insights that can be directly applied to your work.

As part of your seminar experience, we will provide you with seminar materials to enhance your learning. Following the seminar, these materials will be accessible on the PSRI website ( through your login, ensuring you have continued access to valuable resources.

PSRI also recognizes the importance of supporting students in their educational pursuits. We are pleased to offer a student discount on our seminars. If you are currently enrolled as a student, please reach out to us via our Contact Us page to inquire about the student discount and the application process.

In addition to our regular seminar schedule, we offer the flexibility of hosting customized seminars tailored specifically to your organization's needs. Whether you prefer an on-site seminar at your facility, a local hotel, or at the PSRI facilities in Chicago, IL, USA, we can accommodate your preferences. Please contact us today to discuss how we can customize a seminar that aligns with your organization's unique requirements and objectives.

If you have previously attended the PSRI Fluidization Seminar and are currently affiliated with the same member company, we are pleased to offer you a complimentary re-refresh class! This exclusive opportunity allows you to revisit and reinforce your knowledge in fluidization. To take advantage of this offer and secure your free registration, we kindly request you to contact Matt Hankosky (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) today for more information.

Please note that while the registration for the re-refresh class is complimentary, you will remain responsible for arranging and covering transportation and lodging expenses.

Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to further enhance your expertise in fluidization. Contact Matt Hankosky today to secure your place in the complimentary re-refresh class!

Event Event Date Event End Date Location Individual Price Seats Available
Fluidization Seminar and Workshop - Chicago, Illinois - September 09-26-2023 09-29-2023 PSRI Chicago Office $2,500.00 0
Fluidization Seminar and Workshop - Houston, Texas 11-14-2023 11-17-2023 CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village $2,500.00 2
Fluidization Seminar and Workshop - Heidelberg, Germany 03-05-2024 03-08-2024 Heidelberg Marriott Hotel $2,200.00 20
Fluidization Seminar and Workshop - Chicago, Illinois - May 05-07-2024 05-10-2024 PSRI Chicago Office $2,250.00 24
Fluidization Seminar and Workshop - Bangkok, Thailand 10-08-2024 10-11-2024 W Bangkok $2,200.00 20

Operator Training

For Engineers and Operators involved with fluidized bed or circulating fluidized bed operations

Course Objectives:

- Acquire in-depth knowledge of the operational principles of fluidized beds, risers, and cyclones.
- Understand steady state and start-up operations for fluidized processes.
- Develop troubleshooting skills to effectively address common issues in fluidized processes.

Course Material:

This comprehensive course delves into essential topics and provides valuable insights on fluidization processes. The course material covers:

- Fluidization concepts and principles.
- Measurement and interpolation of particle size distributions.
- Design, operation, and troubleshooting of gas spargers and grids.
- Cyclone design, operation, and troubleshooting.
- Fluidized bed design, operation, and troubleshooting.
- Circulating fluidized bed design, operation, and troubleshooting.
- Start-up and shutdown procedures.
- Predictions and exceptions related to particle entrainment.
- Sampling methods for accurate analysis.
- Strategies for managing particle attrition.

Course Methodology:

The course material is derived from over 45 years of industry practices, ensuring a comprehensive and up-to-date learning experience. Our instructors bring over 20 years of industrial experience to the table, providing expert guidance throughout the course. To enhance the practical applicability of the knowledge gained, the course includes hands-on experiences with industrially relevant examples. Participants will also learn troubleshooting practices directly applicable to commercial-scale units.

By enrolling in this course, you will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to confidently navigate the complexities of fluidized processes, troubleshoot operational challenges, and optimize system performance.

Join us today and unlock the potential of fluidization through this engaging and industry-focused course.


Event Event Date Event End Date Location Individual Price Seats Available
Operator Training Course for Fluidized Processes - Chicago 10-24-2023 10-26-2023 PSRI Chicago Office $2,000.00 4