Course dates

16 - 20 November 2020 via remote delivery

14:00 - 17:00 hrs each session. All 5 sessions should be attended to complete the course

Course Fees

Short course fee: £675

Discounts apply, please see below.

Course overview

This intensive course was originally prepared at the request of the Department of Trade and Industry and first held in 1981. Since then hundreds of engineers from industry have attended. The course is regularly updated to reflect changes in industrial practice and new developments in pneumatic conveying technology.

During the course we'll cover subjects including system components, design techniques, operation and control of blow tank systems, explosion hazards and operational problems. The course also deals with the important but often neglected area of interfacing storage bins with conveying systems.

You will learn:

  • Techniques for reducing product degradation during conveying
  • Ways to reduce maintenance, repair and unplanned stoppages to pneumatic conveying equipment
  • Methods of reducing energy consumption
  • How to troubleshoot problematic systems
  • How to eliminate blockages in pneumatic pipelines
  • Explosion Hazards including ATEX Directives
  • Operation and control of blow tanks
  • System selection and operation
  • Interfacing storage bins to conveying systems
  • Relevant case studies from industry

Format

This course emphasises the practical aspects of technology. We'll begin with a comprehensive introduction to give a basic understanding of the operation of pneumatic pipelines, before moving on to more detailed work.

We'll use case studies throughout to illustrate the presentations, with plenty of discussion periods so that we can analyse any specific problems experienced by attendees.

Subjects covered

  • Introduction to pneumatic conveying
  • Troubleshooting
  • Designing out potential problems
  • Practical examples
  • Dilute and dense phase conveying explained
  • Selecting the correct hardware for your application
  • Matching appropriate feeders to pneumatic systems
  • Dust control methodology
  • Practical design considerations
  • Elimination of explosion hazards
  • Positive and negative pressure systems

For those wanting a more in-depth look at Pneumatic Conveying System Design an advanced course has been designed. See here for details.

Is this for me?

If you are a plant designer, plant manager or work in maintenance, this course will improve your ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of plants.
You'll also benefit if you are from operational staff or senior management through a better understanding of what can go wrong and how to make your plant as efficient and trouble-free as possible. The course is ideal for those new to materials handling, those who require an update on the subject, or those who need a working knowledge of a wide variety of materials handling technologies.

Venue

Remote delivery

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.

Also contributing will be Richard Farnish, Consultant Engineer, with nearly twenty years' experience in commercial design work related to materials handling and Dr Baldeep Kaur, expert in the 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.

Registration

Book your place and pay by debit/credit card via the  online store

All applicants will be acknowledged and confirmed. See here for discounts available and cancellation charges.

Note: It's important to make sure that there is time available to deal with delegates' specific issues. As a result, numbers are strictly limited and we recommend early registration.

In-Company course

This course can be delivered as an In-Company course. These 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.