Our courses cover different aspects of bulk materials handling.

The Wolfson Centre offers a wide range of short courses designed specifically for engineers involved in the handling and /or designing of equipment for bulk solid materials.

Course content is continually developed to reflect the changes occurring in industry and the needs of the engineer.

Many now include practical sessions as a separate day in the on-site laboratories, subject to current guidelines.

If the course you are interested in is not shown below, please ask about the possibility of holding an In-Company course. It may also be possible to schedule a course to be held on our premises if enough interest is shown and travel restrictions allow. 

Whilst we continue through uncertain times, we plan to hold as many courses as possible on line, over several sessions. Where the course can not be delivered remotely due to it's practical elements, we will try to hold in on campus. Please contact us for details. Courses are on line unless shown otherwise.

Course Calendar

Our full range of courses cover different aspects of bulk materials handling.

16 - 20 November: Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials - components of pneumatic conveying systems, system selection and design techniques 

7 - 11 December: Pneumatic Conveying System Design - in depth exploration of detailed calculations for design of pneumatic pipelines and specifying plant (Advanced course)

15 - 16 December: Rotary Valves: Design, Selection and Operational Issues - an exploration of the different valves and features available 

2021 calendar:

20 - 21 January: Measurement of the Properties and Bulk Behaviour of Particulate Materials - an overview of methods for determining bulk behaviour of particulate materials

27 - 28 January: Undesired Deblending and Separation in Processes and Equipment - identification of common segregation mechanisms and how to minimise the effects 

17 - 18 February: Dust Control for Processes - dust prevention, capture and extraction methods

24 - 25 February: Electrostatics in Powder Handling - the cause and effect of electrostatic charging in bulk solids handling

8 - 12 March: Port and Terminal Operations for Bulk Cargoes - bulk materials handling and safety issues at ports and at sea

19 - 23 April: Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Materials - a basic course covering the operation, design and specifications of hoppers and silos for reliable discharge

11 - 13 May: Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials, including practical session - components of pneumatic conveying systems, system selection and design techniques 

29 - 30 June: Caking and Lump Formation in Powders and Bulk Solids - a guide to issues relating to keeping powders and granules in a free-flowing, lump-free condition

12 - 16 July: Powder Handling and Flow for Additive Manufacturing  - a guide through the critical aspects of powder management for powder-based AM processing

21 - 22 September: Pneumatic Conveying System Design - in depth exploration of detailed calculations for design of pneumatic pipelines and specifying plant (Advanced course)

23 September: Rotary Valves; Design, Selection and Operational Issues - an exploration of the different valves and features available 

18 - 22 October: Overview of Particulate Handling Technology - introduction to the storing and handling of bulk materials, equipment selection and design methodologies for safe and reliable plant.

9 - 11 November: Pneumatic Conveying of Buk Materials, including practical session - components of pneumatic conveying systems, system selection and design techniques

8 - 9 December: Commissioning and Troubleshooting 'Hands-on' Pneumatic Conveying Systems - a look at the practical challenges of starting up systems on site and making sure they work as the designer intended.