Overview of Particulate Handling Technology
11 - 12 October 2016
Practical session (optional): 13 October 2016
Short course plus practical session (includes day 3) Fee: £1,185
Short course only Fee: £765
This is an intensive, two-day short course designed to introduce the technology of storing and handling bulk materials. It also covers the problems that can result from incorrect equipment selection, and looks at appropriate design methodologies for safe and reliable plant. Specially prepared by the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling, this course has already been attended by over three hundred engineers from industry and is regularly updated to reflect new developments and changes in industrial practice.
You will learn:
- 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
- Characterisation of materials
- Instrumentation and Control of solids handling systems
- ATEX Directives
- Relevant case studies from industry
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. A third (optional) day is offered to spend time in the laboratory, using some of the equipment and techniques discussed in the theory session.
- Introduction to storage and handling of bulk materials
- Hoppers and silos
- Pneumatic, screw and belt conveying
- Handling properties of bulk solids
- Instrumentation & control of processes
- Explosion hazards
- Recent developments
- Operational problems
- Selection of correct hardware for your application
- Case studies are used throughout to illustrate the presentations, and substantial discussion periods are included to permit the analysis of specific problems experienced by attendees
During the practical session you will be able to:
- Test your own materials with the aid of our experienced technicians and researchers (If you do not have your own materials, we can provide some for you)
- Learn different methods of characterising materials
- Receive advice and recommendations on the results
Is it for me?
If you are a plant designer, plant manager or work in maintenance, this course will improve your ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of plants.
You'll also benefit if you are from operational staff or senior management through a better understanding of what can go wrong and how to make your plant as efficient and trouble-free as possible. The course is ideal for those new to materials handling, those who require an update on the subject, or those who need a working knowledge of a wide variety of materials handling technologies.
The course will be held at the University of Greenwich, Medway Campus, Chatham Maritime, Kent.
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.
External presenters Dave Wadsworth from Hycontrol Ltd and Roger Barnes, formally of the Wolfson Centre team, also take part in this course, subject to availability.
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.