Course dates

10 December 2020

Fees

£520 per delegate.

If the course Pneumatic Conveying System Design is booked at the same time for either 9 - 10 June or 8 - 9 December 2020, course fees are £1260 for the 3 days.

Course overview

Rotary valves are widely used to feed pneumatic conveying pipelines, and for feed metering, explosion isolation, atmospheric isolation etc.  However there are literally thousands of combinations of different feature options available covering choice of materials of construction, rotor type, drive type, venting arrangements, bearing pattern, seal choice, clearances, cleaning features etc.  Faced with this bewildering choice, how does an engineer decide what to specify?  This course will help understand the reasons for the different options and how to choose them.

Format

This is a one-day course, with an emphasis on practical aspects of technology.

Subjects covered

Topics will include:-

  1. Application areas for rotary valves, and their different demands (feeding, explosion protection, isolation etc)
  2. Basics of rotary valve performance – air leakage, feed rate etc
  3. Materials of construction linked to issues of wear and build-up
  4. Seals and bearings, options, functions and selection
  5. Special consideration for explosion isolation
  6. ATEX requirements and responsibilities
  7. Features for cleaning and preventing contamination
  8. Venting – needs, options and ensuring success
  9. Review of practical application issues

This will be a classroom-based course but using a selection of components of different patterns for illustration, and many case studies of failures and successes to demonstrate the importance of correct specification.

Is it for me?

The course is aimed at engineers, system designers, maintenance personnel who have responsibility for sourcing, specifying and keeping operational rotary valves in all industries.

Venue

This will be held at the University of Greenwich, Medway campus, 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.

Also contributing will be Richard Farnish, Consultant Engineer, with nearly twenty years' experience in commercial design work related to materials handling, and Dr Rob Berry, a Research Fellow with over ten years' experience in bulk solids handling technology.

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 invoice

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

The course fee covers lectures, course notes, lunch and refreshments.

Discounts and cancellation charges apply

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.