Biomass Handling, Storage and Feeding
The course has been designed to help delegates identify and resolve common problems of handling the various Biomass materials.
Each course will cover the basics of:
- Biomass macro-economics, subsidies and potential;
- Material types, flow properties and handling equipment requirements;
- Self-heating, fire, explosion and safety;
- Dust and degradation, pneumatic conveying and wear.
as well as giving greater depth of insight into:
- Explosion protection and ATEX regulations;
- Engineering of equipment for storage and discharge;
- Ship unloading;
- Dust control and management
- Possible future trends in Biomass
This is a two-day course with an emphasis on practical aspects of technology. You'll begin with a comprehensive introduction to materials handling, before moving on to the more detailed subjects.
Case studies are used to illustrate the presentations where applicable, and substantial discussion periods are included to permit the analysis of specific problems experienced by attendees.
Is this for me?
Engineers, maintenance personnel, managers and procurement executives with responsibility for obtaining and operating equipment for handling of biomass in, for example, solid-fuel-fired power stations, ports, waste to energy plants, Biofuel refineries etc. Manufacturers of said equipment could also benefit by attending.
This course will be held on your premises at a time to suit your requirements
The course leader is Mike Bradley, Professor of Bulk and Particulate Technologies and Director of The Wolfson Centre. He has worked internationally on design and troubleshooting of bulk solids handling as a commercial consultant and research expert for over twenty years.
Also contributing will be Richard Farnish, Consultant Engineer, with nearly twenty years' experience in commercial design work related to materials handling, and Dr Rob Berry, a Research Fellow with over ten years' experience in bulk solids handling technology.
Please note that The Wolfson Centre reserves the right to substitute leaders of equal quality should this be dictated by circumstances beyond their control.
This course can be delivered as an In-Company course. These are proving to be a popular option for companies who have a number of personnel who would benefit from education in the subject area, for 3 main reasons:
- COST: It is more economic for us to bring the course to you, than for you to send several staff out to us;
- RELEVANCE: We can tailor the course programme to suit the operations you have in your plant, hence reducing the amount of material which is not directly relevant;
- CONVENIENCE: We can run the course when it suits you, even over several separate days rather than in a block if it is better for you.
If you are interested in discussing your requirements, please contact us.