Volume 19, Issue 5 (September 1991)
Powder Testing Guide: Methods of Measuring the Physical Properties of Bulk Powders
The scope of this guide is confined to dry solids with a top size of 3 mm and with limited amounts of moisture. Electrical and thermal properties that affect fire and explosion hazards are not addressed. The author reviews many tools and techniques to measure physical properties that affect flow characteristics of bulk solids and that may cause problems during storage, transport and transfer. The author discusses in detail the wide range of test methods used to measure the flow and handling properties of bulk solids.