Short Courses with a Focus on Equipment Design and Selection

Short Courses with a Focus on Equipment Design and Selection
The Wolfson Centre offers a wide range of short courses designed specifically for engineers involved in the handling and / or designing of equipment for bulk solid materials.
Short Courses with a Focus on Equipment Design and Selection

In September: Design of Equipment for Storing and Discharging Bulk Materials

Assessment of storage and handling requirements of bulk materials for drawing up specifications and designing hoppers and silos.

Subjects covered include:

  • Detailed design for storage equipment
  • Best Practice for bulk handling plant design and operation
  • Use of shear cell measurements to design for reliable discharge.

This course is intended to target project engineers involved in the detail specification of bulk handling schemes or design engineers involved in the construction of equipment used for storing bulk materials.

Overview of Particulate Handling Technology

In October: Overview of Particulate Handling Technology 

An introduction to the storing and handling of bulk materials, equipment selection and design methodologies for safe and reliable plant.

Subjects covered include:

  • Techniques for reducing product degradation during handling
  • How to troubleshoot problematic systems
  • Ways to reduce maintenance, repair and unplanned stoppages to material handling hardware
  • Design fundamentals for specifying equipment.

*** Options for online or face to face teaching /workshop offered as optional extra ***

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

In November: Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials

Identification of components of pneumatic conveying systems, system selection and design techniques.

Subjects covered include:

  • 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.

*** Includes optional workshop***

If you are a plant designer, plant manager or work in maintenance, these courses will improve your ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of plants.


Fees start at £675 per person online or £825 face to face.

Register and pay online or call 020 8331 8646 to secure your place. Discounts are offered for multiple registrations and returning delegates

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology:

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