Short Course at the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology; Kent

4 – 6 December 2012 or 12 – 14 February 2013

Course Objectives: To provide delegates with the knowledge to understand how and why problems occur and to help identify solutions.

The Wolfson Centre is a leader in the field of powder and bulk solids handling technology and has established strong links with industry. This enables us to offer consultancy, research projects and short courses that combine technological excellence with personalised teaching. Our experts’ in-depth knowledge, as specialists in powders and bulk solids, is complemented by their experience across all industries, including pharmaceuticals, process engineering, recycling, food processing and mining.

Course presenters, Prof Mike Bradley, Richard Farnish and Dr Rob Berry, have considerable experience of different pneumatic conveying systems and the types of problems that can arise as a result of mismatching materials, feeders, pipe designs, or air movers to one another. They have pooled their vast knowledge and experience in dealing with these problems to deliver a course which will cover operational and design issues associated with such systems.

Each course comprises a 2 day presentation followed by an optional 1 day session in the on-site laboratories.

Presentations cover the topics of:

  • Components of pneumatic conveying systems;
  • Design Techniques;
  • Operational problems and effects on system design
  • Operation and control of blow tanks, including the transport of powders
  • Interfacing storage bins to conveying systems
  • Explosion hazards, including ATEX directives
  • All aspects of system selection and operation

The practical session is designed to help consolidate the theory and to give delegates the opportunity to use equipment not readily available elsewhere.

The course is recommended to anyone involved in the operation, maintenance or  manufacture of pneumatic conveying systems  and/or it’s components.  You do not need advanced qualifications, just experience of handling the equipment.

For further information or to book your place, please visit the Wolfson Centre website or ring +44 20 8331 8646.