Wolfson Centre

Short courses for Industry

The leading place for training in the handling of powders, bulk solids and particulate materials

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 offer a practical workshop in the on-site laboratories to complement the theoretical presentations and real-life case studies used.

Courses are to be offered as a mixture of online learning and face to face training.

If the course you are interested in is not shown below, please ask about the possibility of holding an In-Company course.

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Course Calendar 2023

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

22 & 23 February: Undesired Deblending and Separation in Processes and Equipment; Identification of common segregation mechanisms and how to minimise the effects

28 - 31 March: Port and Terminal Operations for Bulk Cargoes; Bulk materials handling and safety issues at ports and at sea

17 - 21 April: Biomass Operations and Handling Technology; An investigation of issues surrounding the safe handling and storage of different biomass materials

25 - 27 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. Includes Optional Practical workshop An opportunity to see demonstrations of equipment used to test storage and discharge conditions in the on-site pilot plant

9 - 10 May: Caking and Lump Formation of Powders and Bulk Solids; Concentration on issues relating to keeping powders and granules in a free-flowing, lump-free condition

16 - 18 May:  Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials - Identification of components of pneumatic conveying systems, system selection and design techniques;

14 June: Dust Control for Processes; Identification and risk assessment within processing systems; studying dust prevention, capture and extraction methods

28 - 29 June: Pneumatic Conveying System Design An in-depth exploration of detailed calculations for design of pneumatic pipelines and specifying plant; (Advanced course)

11 - 15 September:  Powder Handling and Flow for Additive Manufacturing;  A guide through the critical aspects of powder management for powder-based AM processing

19 - 20 September: 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;

17 - 19 October: Overview of Particulate Handling Technology - An introduction to the storing and handling of bulk materials, equipment selection and design methodologies for safe and reliable plant;

7 - 9 November: Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials - Identification of components of pneumatic conveying systems, system selection and design techniques;

29 - 30 November: Pneumatic Conveying System Design An in-depth exploration of detailed calculations for design of pneumatic pipelines and specifying plant; (Advanced course)

5 & 6 December: Electrostatics in Powder Handling; the cause and effect of electrostatic charging in bulk solids handling