Use of Simulation models to help identify areas of high dust concentration

Use of Simulation models to help identify areas of high dust concentration

Industries handling biomass such as wood pellets must consider strategies to avoid the concentration and build-up of fine particles (smaller 40 microns) in their handling and storage equipment which could cause dust explosions. Dust explosions occur when five conditions, as named in the dust explosion pentagon, are fulfilled.

The number of dust particles in an enclosed volume is one condition which can become critical when the particle concentrations are high.

To be able to identify areas of high dust concentrations in handling and storage equipment, simulations (CFD) or experiments must be conducted. Simulations require the calibration and validation of models which are very time consuming. In this seminar we share our experience of setting up experiments for the purpose of calibrating and validating simulation models. We also discuss strategies and challenges faced by practitioners.

Join Dr Stefan Zigan to learn more about this technique and the research conducted in Industry.

Date
25 Nov 2022

This event is hosted by

“Providing Cost-Effective Solutions to Industrial Problems”

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology is part of the School of Engineering at The University of Greenwich at Medway, Kent, UK and has specialised in solving materials handling problems since 1973. The Centre undertakes leading edge research into a wide range of ...

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