Short Courses for the Bulk Materials Handling Industry

Short Courses for the Bulk Materials Handling Industry
CHATHAM, KENT - The Wolfson Centre offers a range of very popular and useful short courses designed specifically for industry.

We have been delivering short courses for over 25 years, both at the university and in the workplace. Over this time we’ve developed strong links with industry, offering consultancy, research projects and short courses that combine technological excellence with personalised teaching. We have now included practical sessions with some of our courses, to help delegates consolidate the theory.

All our courses are designed to suit the needs of engineers, whether in the pharmaceutical, food processing, minerals, power generation or recycling industries; in fact anyone involved in the handling of bulk solid materials or the flow of powders will benefit. They are designed for engineers, managers, skilled operatives, maintenance crew or anyone involved in using or handling powders or particulates.

You don’t need advanced qualifications either – a basic technical education and/or industry experience is enough.

Our courses cover different aspects of bulk materials handling:

6 March

 

 

Dust Control for Processes

Overview: An exploration of the different methods for dust prevention, capture and extraction.

 Subjects covered:

  • Characterisation of bulk particulates – including bulk behaviour, particle size distribution, bulk density, the need for characterisation, key materials characteristics, segregation, flow function, the effect of moisture.
  • Materials handling – covering vessel geometry and types, feeders, flow problems
  • Dust control – covering prevention, containment, extraction, capture (filters) and venting
  • Guidance on dust control

Course fee: £520 per delegate

Venue: Chatham, Kent

Contact: Caroline Chapman Wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk , +44 20 8331 8646

www.bulksolids.com

12 – 13 March

 

 

Port and Terminal Operations for Bulk Cargoes

Overview: Bulk materials handling and safety issues at ports and at sea.

Subjects covered:

  • Ship unloading technologies
  • Conveying technologies (pneumatic vs belt)
  • Storage and discharge technologies
  • Loading/unloading control
  • Rail and road outloading equipment and control
  • Explosion and fire risks and management
  • Mobile plant and safety
  • Developments in automation and autonomous vehicles
  • Dust control and environmental protection
  • Controlling cargo damage
  • Wear protection and maintenance
  • Cargo characterisation for handleability and other issues

Course fee: £1200 per delegate (ABTO members £1100)

Venue: Chatham, Kent

Contact: Caroline Chapman Wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk , +44 20 8331 8646

www.bulksolids.com

1 – 2 May

 

 

Design of Equipment for Storing and Discharging Bulk Materials

Overview: Understanding the storage and handling requirements of bulk materials when drawing up specifications and designing hoppers and silos is of fundamental importance for the optimal operation of the plant. This course guides delegates through Best Practice to ensure the full potential is reached.

Subjects covered:

  • Minimising project risk through characterisation of bulk materials;
  • How to characterise bulk materials using firmly established  methods and the latest test equipment;
  • How to use shear cell measurements to design for reliable discharge;
  • Detail design for storage equipment;
  • Best Practice for bulk handling plant design and operation;
  • When should discharge aids be applied and appropriate types;
  • Methods for correct interfacing.

Course fee: 825 per delegate

Venue: Chatham, Kent

Contact: Caroline Chapman Wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk , +44 20 8331 8646

www.bulksolids.com

22 – 23 May

 

 

Numerical Modelling of Solids Handling and Processing

Overview: An explanation of key principles for each method and how to relate them to particle and bulk characterisation.

Subjects covered:

  • DEM
  • Population Balance Modelling
  • Cellular Automata
  • Finite Difference Modelling
  • CFD – both Euler-Euler and Euler-Lagrange

For each modelling technique the course will cover

  • how they work
  • key principles
  • the key parameterisation and calibration factors and how they relate to particle or bulk characterisation
  • an explanation of the problems and design challenges they are good for solving and their limitations
  • relevant case studies

Course fee: £825 per delegate

Venue: Chatham, Kent

Contact: Caroline Chapman Wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk , +44 20 8331 8646

www.bulksolids.com

4 – 6 June

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

Overview: This intensive 2 day course looks at system components, design techniques, operation and control of blow tank systems, explosion hazards and operational problems, as well as the important but often neglected area of interfacing storage bins with conveying systems.

Subjects covered:

  • 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

Course fee: £825 / £1260 per delegate

Venue: Chatham, Kent

Contact: Caroline Chapman Wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk , +44 20 8331 8646

www.bulksolids.com

2 – 3 July

Powder Handling and Flow for Additive Manufacturing

This course is organised by the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology in conjunction with LPW Technology, the Fraunhofer IFAM Institute, Bremen and the Knowledge Transfer Network (AM section).

Reason to attend: you will be guided through the critical aspects of powder management for metal and plastics powder-based AM processing

Course topics include:

  • Powder recycling and quality issues;
  • Contamination and oxidation issues;
  • Standards for AM powders;
  • Flow behaviour and characterisation of powders;
  • Introduction to the handling processes – pneumatic conveying systems, screw feeders, hoppers and silo storage and discharge;

Course fee: £520 / £825 per delegate

Venue: LPW Technology, Cheshire

Contact: Caroline Chapman Wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk , +44 20 8331 8646

www.bulksolids.com

24 – 26 September

Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Materials

Overview:  Facilities storing bulk solid materials sometimes experience operational problems – often because they have been designed without knowledge of the flow characteristics of the material to be stored. This course advises on preventing such problems.

Subjects covered:

  • An introduction to the storage and flow of bulk solid materials in hoppers, bins and bunkers
  • Determining the flow properties of bulk solids
  • Determination of hopper geometry
  • Predicting discharge rates
  • Feeders and feeding
  • Hopper discharge aids
  • Prediction of wall loadings and their effect on structural design
  • Discussion/troubleshooting period

Course fee: £825 / £1260 per delegate

Venue: Chatham, Kent

Contact: Caroline Chapman Wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk , +44 20 8331 8646

www.bulksolids.com

22 – 24 October

Overview of Particulate Handling Technology

Overview: This is an intensive course designed to introduce the technology of storing and handling bulk materials. It also covers the problems that can result from incorrect equipment selection, and looks at appropriate design methodologies for safe and reliable plant.

Subjects covered:

  • Sampling
  • Characterisation of Bulk Solids
  • Storage Equipment
  • Discharge Aids
  • Product Feeders
  • Segregation of Bulk Materials
  • Degradation of Bulk Materials
  • Pneumatic Conveying
  • Caking of Bulk Materials
  • Dust Control

Course fee: £825 / £1260 per delegate

Venue: Chatham, Kent

Contact: Caroline Chapman Wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk , +44 20 8331 8646

www.bulksolids.com

12 – 13 November

Pneumatic Conveying System Design

Overview: The ultimate aim is to share the most up-to-date knowledge on how to obtain pipeline designs that work reliably, delivering the required throughput without unplanned maintenance and undesired impact on quality of the powder being handled.

Subjects covered:

  • Lean versus dense phase – relative advantages in practical application, and applicability to different materials;
  • A detailed look at obtaining conveying information for the material to be handled, and how to scale this up for pipeline design;
  • Different equations for predicting pipeline pressure drop and throughput;
  • Stepped bore pipelines – how they enhance system performance and reduce problems, and how to design them;
  • Differences in powder behaviour;
  • A detailed look at bends; radius, pressure drop, wear, particle damage and material build-up;
  • Air humidity effects – psychrometry and moisture calculations, and controlling interaction or airborne moisture with the powder;
  • Practical details – choice of coupling systems, pipe specification systems etc;

 Course fee: £825 per delegate

Venue: Chatham, Kent

Contact: Caroline Chapman Wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk , +44 20 8331 8646

www.bulksolids.com

14 November

 

 

Rotary Valves; Design Selection and Operational Issues

Overview: This course will help delegates understand the reasons for the many hundreds of different options of rotary valves available and how to choose them.

Subjects covered:

  • Application areas for rotary valves, and their different demands (feeding, explosion protection, isolation etc)
  • Basics of rotary valve performance – air leakage, feed rate etc
  • Materials of construction linked to issues of wear and build-up
  • Seals and bearings, options, functions and selection
  • Special consideration for explosion isolation
  • ATEX requirements and responsibilities
  • Features for cleaning and preventing contamination
  • Venting – needs, options and ensuring success
  • Review of practical application issues

Course fee: £520 per delegate

Venue: Chatham, Kent

Contact: Caroline Chapman Wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk , +44 20 8331 8646

www.bulksolids.com

For full course details, course fees and terms and conditions, please visit www.bulksolids.com

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