Wolfson Centre

Troubleshooting and Commissioning 'Hands-on' Pneumatic Conveying Systems

Course Dates

25 - 26 September 2024

Course Fee

£915 full fee per delegate. /  £800 discounted rate

Discounts are available for group bookings and returning delegates.


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

Course overview

Delegates will look at the setting up and commissioning of pneumatic conveying systems. This course is a 'Hands on'  fully practical session using the pneumatic conveying lines and rotary valves in the on-site laboratories in Chatham.

Subjects covered

  • The practical challenge of starting up systems on site and making sure they work as the designer intended;
  • Understand the key signals to look out for that tell you how the system is operating;
  • Avoiding pitfalls that can lead to slow start up, blockages etc;
  • How to know when the system is operating as intended;
  • Ensuring the system is optimised around the users priority requirements eg. minimum energy usage/ particle blockage / system wear;
  • It also covers lean and dense phase, rotary valves, blow tanks and various air supply types

Is this for me?

If you are actively involved in commissioning or troubleshooting pneumatic conveying systems, this course is aimed at you.


The course will be held at the University of Greenwich Medway campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.

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

Contributions may also be made from the rest of the Team, including
Dr Atul Sharma, whose interests lie in pneumatic conveying systems.
Dr Baldeep Kaur, whose interests lie in characterisation and transportation of bulk materials;

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 courses

Due to the Hands on nature of this course it is not possible to transfer the teaching to your site. However, it is possible for an In-Company course to be arranged at our campus to suit your requirements. Please contact us for details and course fees.