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The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
TEL: +44 20 8331 8646
FAX: +44 20 8331 8647
University of Greenwich
Central Avenue
UK-ME4 4TB   Chatham Maritime, Kent
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Ms. Caroline Chapman
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+44 20 8331 8646
Mr. Richard Farnish
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Consultancy, Research and Training (Short Courses) for the bulk materials handling industry.
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Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Solids
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: £675 per delegate The course will delivered in English over 5 x 3 hour sessions
19-04-2021 | Course | 5 days | on line delivery | Entry: paid
Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids
Overview: This intensive 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: £675 per delegate with discounts for multiple registrations or returning delegates
10-05-2021 | Course | 5 days | on line delivery | Entry: paid
Caking and Lump Formation in Powders and Bulk Solids
An on-line course covering the causes of lump formation and hardening of powders and bulk materials in storage, and the techniques used to predict and solve these problems. It is designed for engineers, plant managers, skilled operatives, maintenance and equipment manufacturers handling powders and bulk materials. Course fees are £450 per delegate. The course will be split into 2 sessions, starting at 14:00 UK time. This course is also available as an In-Company course. The course will be delivered in English.
29-06-2021 | Short Course | 2 days | on line delivery | Entry: paid
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Bulk Materials Handling in Ports and at Sea 2 Short courses for the Ports industries
Bulk Materials Handling in Ports and at Sea
2 Short courses for the Ports industries The issues surrounding the safe handling and storage of bulk materials at port and at sea is examined during 2 on-line short courses; one looking at general safety issues, the other concentrating on the difficulties encountered when handling and transporting biomass materials. We invite you to attend: 8 - 11 March: Port and Terminal Operations for Bulk Cargoes - bulk materials handling and safety issues at ports and at sea Subject areas covered include: •Ship unloading technologies (Grabs vs CSUs, different CSU technologies) •Conveying technologies (pneumatic vs belt) •Storage and discharge technologies (silos, flat stores, stacking etc) •Loading/unloading control (weighing, controlling ship bending etc) •Rail and road outloading equipment and control •Explosion and fire risks and management (ATEX, fire control and management) •Mobile plant and safety •Developments in automation and autonomous vehicles 22 - 26 March: Biomass Operations and Handling Technology - an
19-02-2021  |  111x  | 
Which type of Rotary Valve should I select? Short course: Rotary Valves; Design, Selection and Operational Issues
Which type of Rotary Valve should I select?
Short course: Rotary Valves; Design, Selection and Operational Issues 15 – 16 December 2020 On-line delivery: 14 :00 – 17:00 hrs UK time Which type of Rotary Valve should I select? Faced with a large choice of rotor type, drive type, venting arrangements, bearing pattern, seal choice, clearances, cleaning features etc, never mind the choice of materials of construction, how does an engineer decide which type of rotary valve to select? The course is aimed to help delegates understand the reasons for the different options and how to choose them and is recommended for engineers involved in the design of pneumatic conveying systems. Held over two short sessions, we have prepared the following programme: •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
13-11-2020  |  404x  | 
Are you new to the Bulk Solids Handling industry? Fundamental short courses for the process engineer
Are you new to the Bulk Solids Handling industry?
Fundamental short courses for the process engineer If you are new to the world of bulk solids handling technology, or are looking to update your knowledge, these 2 courses could be of benefit, as they lead you through the basics of the many different issues facing process engineers working with powders and particulate materials. Each course will be delivered in English on-line over a series of 5 afternoon sessions. 19 – 23 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: storage and handling of bulk materials / hopper and silo design / feeder interfaces / discharge aids / sampling / characterisation techniques / dust control / separation and caking of bulk materials / methods of conveying – pneumatically, screw and belt. 16 – 20 November: Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials; components of pneumatic conveying systems, selection and design techniques Subjects
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