In Company Powder Handling Course; October 2019

I wanted to thank you for an outstanding day of powder-related training; we all thoroughly enjoyed your practical approach and your insights into customer needs and the skill levels of the marketplace – we're now working through what we learnt from you.

Very much looking forward to the next level course.

Neil Cunningham; Founder and CEO, Centre for Industrial Rheology


Storage and Discharge Of Powders and Bulk Materials: 24 - 26 September 2019

I had no idea how much we do not know about solids until I have participated in the course "Storage and discharge of powders and bulk materials".

In the course we have received useful data to apply in our work place, and Mr. Richard Farnish kindly answered to all our questions (and we had a lot of them).

Thank you very much for your hospitality, for your knowledge and for the enlightening course and practical session.

Dikla Rochman; ICL, Israel


Pneumatic Conveying System Design: April 2019

I appreciated the practical exercises to get a hands on feel of the parameters important for calculations and layout of a pneumatic conveying system.

Dr Tom Simons, BASF


Dust Control for Processes: March 2019

Richard,

Just thought I'd drop you a message about the above course I attended last week, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed it and how relevant it was to me, the process I'm involved with and the issues we have.  I went through the course being able to relate a lot of our issues to what you went through. I will be able to reference a lot of what you went through back on-site.

Carl Atkinson, Production Manager, Singleton Birch


Overview of Particulate Handling Technology: Oct 2018

It was very informative and I would recommend this course to anyone in the industry. I look forward to being able to discuss these topics with my clients from a more knowledgeable perspective.

Chris Jones, Kemutec Group Inc. – A part of the Schenck Process Group


Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials: May 2018

The course was very informative and has made me look at handling bulk solids in a new light. I plan to build on what I have learnt by carrying out tests back at my company and will be presenting a summary of the course to members of our team who are regularly handling bulk powders. I would encourage anyone who is involved in the design of bulk handling solutions to go on this course so that they can avoid many of the costly mistakes associated with powders.

Joseph Roddis, LPW Technology


Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials: May 2018

It was a very helpful course giving insights in day to day issues which are not well understood in the industry. The course has enabled me to address these issues and prevent these from happening in the future.

Richard Hontelez, Tata Steel Europe


Pneumatic Conveying System Design; Dec 2017

Not to mention the excellent conditions of the workshop (location, equipment and facilities), this workshop demonstrated to me that an appropriate scientific approach can help to understand this art of pneumatic transport. I recommend this training to engineers who want to tackle powder conveying problems (design and operation) in their factory.

Ernest Teunou, FrieslandCampina Ingredients


Pneumatic Conveying System Design; Dec 2017

Excellent course, that manages to provide clear structure to this complex subject.

Strongly recommended for any company reliant upon pneumatic conveying in production.

Neil Gokhale, Fosroc International Ltd


Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials; Nov 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to commend everyone involved with delivering this training course. I found it very helpful and enjoyable, the evening meal is a great idea and a good opportunity for some networking. The course content is excellent and the text book is fabulous, I look forward to returning in the future for some of the other courses.

Conal McAshea, Regal Processors Ltd


Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials; Nov 2016

Excellent. Very informative. Would recommend and send staff in future.

Russell Davies, LP Tech


Rotary Valves: Design, Selection and Operational Issues; Feb 2016

I found the Rotary Valves; Design, Selection and Operational Issues course to be very informative, providing a great insight into to complexities of Rotary valve design and selection. It highlighted real issues with simply selecting a rotary valve from a catalogue without due consideration into the how the material characteristics, leakage and pneumatic conveying line pressure will affect all affect the rotary valve performance in the supply of material.

Furthermore it demonstrated the shear volume of variance in rotary valve configurations, whilst looking at the recommended duties for each component allowing us to generate a firm understanding of how to configure the optimal rotary valve for a specified duty.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone associated with the design of pneumatic conveying systems.

Joshua Walker, HR Blowers UK Ltd


Advanced Course: Pneumatic Conveying System Design; Feb 2016

The course provided a good, in-depth insight into the thermodynamics involved and the latest, most reliable technique of pneumatic conveying design. Scrutiny of testing processes involved was also helpful in understanding.

Rotary Valves: Design, Selection and Operational Issues; Feb 2016

This day course was excellent in terms of content being inclusive. Also, having a vendor to demonstrate the internals of an RV model with Q&A was highly informative. 

Both courses have provided good steer on present and future design work.

Tony Robertson, Simon Carves Engineering Ltd


Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials; Nov 2015

My experience attending the course at the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology has been very positive. 

Teaching is done with enthusiasm and passion and the topics are contextualized to the level of detail required by the class.

I recommend it to all those who are involved in the Bulk Solids Handling industry; to exploit the expertise and professionalism of the Institute in order to deepen scientific and technical aspects that are the key to understanding the behaviour of materials and the specifications of transport and storage systems.

Marco Minniti, FL Smidth Ventomatic, Italy


Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials; Nov 2015

Biomass Handling, Feeding and Storage; Nov 2015

Both the courses I attended were well delivered practically and in theory. Understanding the science behind this technology will make maintaining the plant much more effective. Everyone involved with these systems should attend these courses.

David Robinson, Sembcorp


Biomass Handling, Feeding and Storage; Nov 2015

I'm back in the office now and have given my colleagues some feedback on the course I attended last week, 'Biomass Handling, Feeding & Storage 24-25th Nov'.

It was most informative and just what was needed for us to progress our biomass drying project with confidence.

We now also know where to go for the best information and assistance should we need it!

Lloyd Brotherton, Rank Recycling Scotland


Overview of Particulate Handling Technology; October 2015

I would just like to say that the content of the course and the way it was presented made it very interesting and enjoyable. Everything was well organised and we were well looked after. It is a course i would highly recommend to people as it was to my colleagues and myself. I can speak for all of us to say we are looking forward to doing the  Pneumatic Conveying of bulk materials course in mid November.

I found the course very interesting and relevant to our industry, the course was presented to a highly professional standard, and my myself and my colleagues greatly benefited from attending the course and would highly recommend it to others.

Brian Badrick and Enda McHugh of Lafarge Cauldon Ltd


Overview of Particulate Handling Technology

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials

Pneumatic Conveying System Design; July 2015

Hi Caroline

I would like to give you a few comments on the courses I have attended.

Being relatively new to the industry of Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids, starting at the very beginning on the introductory course (Overview of Particulate Handling Technology) was ideal. Although it seemed to wander into what appeared to be some sideline topics, by the end of the course everything fitted into place and everything was relevant to the subject. Even after the first course I felt far more comfortable visiting sites and I was able to at least understand what was being said and even making some contribution as to what was good practice and what should be avoided.

The introductory course was sufficiently stimulating to encourage me to go on the next course (Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials) and I really looked forward to moving on. It was very interesting going into greater depth on the topics covered in the first course and the content followed on extremely well. It was very obvious that the lecturers were extremely knowledgeable in the subjects covered. They passed on a wealth of knowledge that would have taken years to gain in practice, or more possibly, never to have gained! Following this course, I have been able to understand far better the problems that occur in the field, and better still, I have been able to put forward possible solutions or at least been able to give advice on where to go in the event of major, seemingly unsolvable problems – the Wolfson Centre!

When the Advanced Course (Pneumatic Conveying System Design) was announced, I immediately applied to attend. The content appeared to be the perfect follow up to the previous courses and I was not disappointed. I now fully realise how little I know but I have a very good basic understanding of the subject to progress my knowledge in this fascinating and very complex discipline. It covered a wide range of topics all of which materially affect the way different substances behave/react to pneumatic conveying. The practical examples underlined the complexities of pneumatic conveying.

The Wolfson Centre is very well equipped with very practical equipment for assisting the industry to solve problems being experienced in the field. The lectures are well presented and the staff are both friendly and helpful. The courses are also structured in such a way that there is very useful discussion time which also helps the delegates to get to know each other and exchange views.

In conclusion, a very big THANK YOU to the Wolfson Centre and all the staff.

John Adams, Sales Director, H R Blowers UK Ltd


Measurement of Properties and Bulk Behaviour of Particulate Materials; July 2015

A great course – it gives you a good understanding of the potential pitfalls within bulk material systems which you can apply on your return to work.

Stephen Martin, Biomass Procurement Manager, RWE Innogy UK Ltd