Course Dates

8 - 12 March 2021.

The course will run on line over 5 sessions;  each session will start at 14:00 hrs UK time; all sessions need to be attended to complete the course.

Day 1: Introduction (45 mins) and Cargo characterisation (75 mins)

Day 2: Ship unloading (90 mins) and Shore side transport (75 mins)

Day 3: Storage and Discharge (105 mins) and Wear (30 mins)

Day 4: Rail Interfaces (75 mins), Cargo Quality (90 mins)

Day 5: Safety issues (120 mins) and Autonomous Vehicles (30 mins)

Each day provides the opportunity to discuss operational issues with the presenters and other delegates.

Course Fee

£950 per delegate / £855 for ABTO members. Discounts are available for group bookings and returning delegates.

Registration

Registration and payment is available via the on-line shop.

Course overview

This course is being delivered in association with ABTO: Association of Bulk Terminal Operators and is supported by the IMechE. It has been designed to take a look at the issues surrounding the safe handling and storage of bulk materials in ports and on the sea. It is designed to be interactive so delegates are given the chance to discuss real life issues and to determine best practice for future developments.

Format

A  course mixing practical and theory elements. Discussion on relevant subject areas between delegates and presenter is welcomed

Subjects covered

  • Ship unloading technologies (Grabs vs CSUs, different CSU technologies)
  • Conveying technologies (pneumatic vs belt)
  • Storage and discharge technologies (silos, flat stores, stacking etc)
  • Loading/unloading control (weighing, controlling ship bending etc)
  • Rail and road outloading equipment and control
  • Explosion and fire risks and management (ATEX, fire control and management)
  • Mobile plant and safety
  • Developments in automation and autonomous vehicles
  • Dust control and environmental protection
  • Controlling cargo damage (particle degradation, spoilage, water damage etc)
  • Wear protection and maintenance
  • Cargo characterisation for handleability and other issues

Is it for me?

Stevedores, Operations supervisors, Port managers, Ships Masters, Port developers, Cargo superintendents, Equipment suppliers, Design consultants are all recommended to attend to gain an understanding of the reasons for the varied behaviour of powders and particulate materials as they travel across the seas or are stored and transported from ports.

Course team

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 for bulk solids handling as a commercial consultant and research expert for over twenty years.

Please note that The Wolfson Centre reserves the right to substitute leaders of equal quality should this be dictated by circumstances beyond their control.

In-Company course

This course can be delivered as an In-Company course on line at a time to suit operational requirements.

These courses 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:

  1. Cost: It is more economic for us to bring the course to you, than for you to send several staff out to us;
  2. 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;
  3. 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.