Pellet Boiler Installers and Drivers courses
Half Day Courses for Domestic Pellet Boiler Installers or Drivers
The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology can deliver a half-day course specifically for installers of domestic wood pellet boilers or drivers delivering the pellets.
The Drivers course is now approved to ENplus standard through the UK Pellet Council. It is also suitable for QM employees. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided after completion of the course and receipt of payment.
The following topics will be covered on the Installers course:
- Characterisation of pellets (density, dust content, dust emissivity, durability, attrition resistance);
- Storage and handling (flow properties, hopper design, discharge aids and feeders, screw and pneumatic conveying);
- Dust, degradation and explosion risk (properties and hazards of biomass dust, control of dust generation and emission, responsibilities under ATEX/DSEAR regulations, basic housekeeping and maintenance)
- Outgassing hazards
The following topics will be covered on the Drivers course:
- Pellet Attrition;
- Storage Systems;
- Outgassing Hazards;
- Safety Issues;
- Operational Aspects of using a Tanker;
A 'Hall of Shame' has been compiled to highlight real examples of bad practice for both courses.
Is this course for me?
One course is aimed at Domestic Pellet Boiler installers and related businesses - suppliers and manufacturers of said boilers, installers and users.
The other course aimed at drivers of lorries and tankers delivering the pellets. It is also suitable for those requiring Quality Management Training.
Pellet manufacturers and multi-national companies handling pellets would benefit from our range of short courses for industry, covering a variety of bulk materials handling subjects.
If you are unsure if this course is suitable for you, please contact us for advice.
The course can be held anywhere in the country. To host a course you need to be able to provide a venue with IT facilities for a minimum 12 delegates. Then contact Caroline Chapman at the Wolfson Centre on 020 8331 8646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are now taking bookings for the following locations in the UK:
- Northern England
- Northern Ireland
- South West England
If you are able to host one of these courses please let us know.
Dates will be arranged once interest is gauged. Details will be added once known.
Course fees are just £200 per person. Payment is to be made by invoice or credit card (not AMEX) via the University of Greenwich prior to the course.
If you host a course with 15 or more of your own staff members, fees will be reduced to £150 per delegate for the host company.
Once an open course has been organised, it will appear on the booking form. To book your place please fill out the online booking form. Numbers are limited to 20 where space allows to give delegates the time for discussion of their particular issues.
Please contact us for details.