This intensive, two-day course was originally prepared at the request of the Department of Trade and Industry and first held in 1981. Since then over three hundred engineers from the industry have attended. The course is regularly updated to reflect changes in industrial practice and new developments in pneumatic conveying technology.
During the course, we’ll cover subjects including system components, design techniques, operation and control of blow tank systems, explosion hazards and operational problems. The course also deals with the important but often neglected area of interfacing storage bins with conveying systems.
You will learn:
- Techniques for reducing product degradation during conveying
- Ways to reduce maintenance, repair and unplanned stoppages to pneumatic conveying equipment
- Methods of reducing energy consumption
- How to troubleshoot problematic systems
- How to eliminate blockages in pneumatic pipelines
- Explosion Hazards including ATEX Directives
- Operation and control of blow tanks
- System selection and operation
- Interfacing storage bins to conveying systems
- Relevant case studies from industry
It’s a two-day course, with an emphasis on practical aspects of technology. We’ll begin with a comprehensive introduction to give a basic understanding of the operation of pneumatic pipelines, before moving on to more detailed work.
We’ll use case studies throughout to illustrate the presentations, with plenty of discussion periods so that we can analyze any specific problems experienced by attendees.
A third, optional, day is offered for delegates to use the equipment and processes discussed in the theory session
- Introduction to pneumatic conveying
- Designing out potential problems
- Practical examples
- Dilute and dense phase conveying explained
- Selecting the correct hardware for your application
- Matching appropriate feeders to pneumatic systems
- Dust control methodology
- Practical design considerations
- Elimination of explosion hazards
- Positive and negative pressure systems
During the practical session you will be able to:
- Test materials with the aid of our experienced technicians and researchers
- Learn different methods of characterizing materials
- Receive advice and recommendations on the results
28 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020
University of Greenwich