Advanced Course: Design of Equipment for Storing and Discharging Bulk Materials
This course is available as an in-company course
Please contact the Wolfson Centre for in-company course fees
The drawing up of specifications and correct design of hoppers, silos, bunkers and other large scale bulk storage schemes is of fundamental importance for the optimal operation of plant. Many processes fail to reach their designed throughput or suffer from 'unforeseen' handling problems. The root cause of a very large proportion of these issues can be traced back to a failure to understand the storage and handling requirements of the bulk materials and hence installations that do not incorporate bulk characteristics into the design process may encounter these issues.
This course has been developed with specification writers and equipment designers/suppliers in mind. Practical and 'hands-on' exercises will feature in the course structure.
- 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.
Is this for me?
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. The content of the course will also be of relevance to engineers that wish to be brought up to speed with equipment and operational best practice relating to bulk handling.
The course will be held at the University of Greenwich Medway Short Course Centre, Chatham Maritime, Kent.
The course leader is Richard Farnish, Consultant Engineer, who has nearly twenty years' experience in commercial design work related to materials handling, specialising in metering powders.
Also contributing will be Mike Bradley, Professor of Bulk and Particulate Technologies and Director of The Wolfson Centre. He has worked internationally on design and troubleshooting for bulk solids handling as a commercial consultant and research expert for over twenty years.
Dr Rob Berry, a Research Fellow with over ten years' experience in bulk solids handling technology will also be providing key input.
Please note that The Wolfson Centre reserves the right to substitute leaders of equal quality should this be dictated by circumstances beyond their control.
To book your place please complete the online booking form. The fee is payable upon return of the registration form and covers lectures, course notes, lunch, refreshments and an evening meal on the first evening of the course. All applicants will be acknowledged and confirmed.
See here for discounts available and cancellation charges.
Note: It's important to make sure that there is time available to deal the delegates' specific issues. As a result, numbers are strictly limited and we recommend early registration.
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.