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. Some courses will be offered in both modes to allow delegates the choice.

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 2022

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

25  - 26 January : Measurement of the Properties and Bulk Behaviour of Particulate Materials - An overview of methods for determining bulk behaviour of particulate materials;

1 - 2 February: 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;

8 - 9 February: Undesired Deblending and Separation in Processes and Equipment - Identification of common segregation mechanisms and how to minimise the effects;

16 February: Practical Workshop - An opportunity to see demonstrations of test equipment used for different characterisation techniques in the laboratories;

21 - 25 February: Biomass Operations and Handling Technology - An investigation of issues surrounding the safe handling and storage of different biomass materials;

2 - 3 March: 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.

14 - 17 March: Port and Terminal Operations for Bulk Cargoes - Bulk materials handling and safety issues at ports and at sea;

4 - 8 April or 26 - 28 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;

9 - 13 May or 24 - 26 May: Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials - Identification of components of pneumatic conveying systems, system selection and design techniques;

8 - 9 June: Pneumatic Conveying System DesignAn in-depth exploration of detailed calculations for design of pneumatic pipelines and specifying plant; (Advanced course)

20 - 24 June: Powder Handling and Flow for Additive Manufacturing - A guide through the critical aspects of powder management for powder-based AM processing;

26 - 30 September: Design of Equipment for Storing and Discharging Bulk Materials  Assessment of storage and handling requirements of bulk materials for drawing up specifications and designing hoppers and silos;

10 - 14 October or 25 - 27 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;

8 - 10 November: Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials - Identification of components of pneumatic conveying systems, system selection and design techniques;

22 - 23 November: Pneumatic Conveying System Design An in-depth exploration of detailed calculations for design of pneumatic pipelines and specifying plant; (Advanced course)

24 November: Rotary Valves; Design, Selection and Operational Issues - An exploration of the different valves and features available;

6 - 7 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;