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Latest update: 12.04.2021
The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
TEL: +44 20 8331 8646
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University of Greenwich
Central Avenue
UK-ME4 4TB   Chatham Maritime, Kent
United Kingdom
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Ms. Caroline Chapman
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+44 20 8331 8646
Mr. Richard Farnish
Consultant Engineer
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Consultancy, Research and Training (Short Courses) for the bulk materials handling industry.
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Course Overview of Particulate Handling Technology
Overview: This is an intensive course designed to introduce the technology of storing and handling bulk materials. It also covers the problems that can result from incorrect equipment selection, and looks at appropriate design methodologies for safe and reliable plant. Subjects covered: * Sampling * Characterisation of Bulk Solids * Storage Equipment * Discharge Aids * Product Feeders * Segregation of Bulk Materials * Degradation of Bulk Materials * Pneumatic Conveying * Caking of Bulk Materials * Dust Control Course fee: £675 Venue: on-line,14:00 - 17:00 hrs each day UK time
18.10.2021 | Course | 5 days | on-line | Entry: paid
Short course Pneumatic Conveying System Design
Advanced Course: Pneumatic Conveying System Design An in-depth exploration of detailed calculations and design for pneumatic pipelines. This course is aimed at practitioners already familiar with the basics of pneumatic conveying. Course fees are £825 This is also available as an In-Company course. This course is delivered in English.
27.10.2021 | Short course | 2 days | Chatham Maritime, Kent, UK | Entry: paid
Course Commissioning and Troubleshooting Pneumatic Conveying System
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 Course fee: £825 per delegate Venue: Chatham, Kent Contact: Caroline Chapman
08.12.2021 | Course | 2 days | Chatham, UK | Entry: paid

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Handling Bulk Materials; What’s the Big Deal? Process technologies have advanced enormously the past decades. But  flow problems have persisted. This article will discuss some of the more common causes. 
by R.J. Farnish
Handling Bulk Materials; What’s the Big Deal?
Process technologies have advanced enormously the past decades. But flow problems have persisted. This article will discuss some of the more common causes. by R.J. Farnish The movement and storage of bulk materials within processes has been a fundamental activity for many plants since the event of the industrial revolution in the 18th century. Process technologies have advanced enormously in their sophistication and efficiency over the intervening period to the current day. If it were possible to bring an engineer from the early days of industrialisation to see what is available today they almost certainly would not believe their eyes at the sheer diversity of plant equipment tailored for specific process requirements and end products. Sadly, what they probably would be able to relate to are the silos, bunkers and hoppers that function poorly and are often on the receiving end of the not so tender attentions of plant operators. This article will discuss some of the more common causes of processing/flow problems that have persisted over the decades. Fundamentals The discharge problems that are experienced when handling bulk
05.03.2021  |  243x  | 

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Powder Handling and Flow for Additive Manufacturing on-line short course
Powder Handling and Flow for Additive Manufacturing
on-line short course Experts from Fraunhofer IFAM Institute in Bremen, Carpenter Additive and The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology are delivering the latest understanding on the subject. Join them every afternoon from 12 - 16 July and be guided through the critical aspects of powder handling and management to enable you to identify potential problematic issues and learn how to avoid or overcome them.
22.06.2021  |  508x  |  Product news  | 
Short course: Caking and Lump Formation in Powders and Bulk Solids Attendance on this on-line short course will give delegates the opportunity to learn how to control or minimise unwanted caking in particulate materials
Short course: Caking and Lump Formation in Powders and Bulk Solids
Attendance on this on-line short course will give delegates the opportunity to learn how to control or minimise unwanted caking in particulate materials For many industries controlling or minimising unwanted caking/ agglomeration of powders and particulate materials is a significant challenge which, in worst case scenario, can result in a halt in production. This course aims to explain how and why caking/ lump formation occurs and how to avoid or minimise the risk. Over the 2 sessions you will learn about: * Occurrences of caking in processes: A discussion of the methods that can be useful in predicting or trouble shooting unintended agglomeration of bulk materials in industry * Types of caking and methods for laboratory evaluation: A review of the range of caking mechanisms that can occur in processes and options for quantifying the ‘strength’ of agglomerates. * Common plant and operational issues: A session focussing on how various types of caking problems are created or exacerbated by the use of some types of standard equipment for handling bulk solids. Common design mistakes are highlighted and
12.05.2021  |  465x  |  Product news  | 
Bulk Materials Handling in Ports and at Sea The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology at the University of Greenwich offers short courses about safe transportation of bulk materials in ports and at sea.
Bulk Materials Handling in Ports and at Sea
The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology at the University of Greenwich offers short courses about safe transportation of bulk materials in ports and at sea. The issues surrounding the safe handling and storage of bulk materials at port and at sea is examined during 2 on-line short courses; one looking at general safety issues, the other concentrating on the difficulties encountered when handling and transporting biomass materials. We invite you to attend. Port and Terminal Operations for Bulk Cargoes 8 - 11 March; This course, delivered in association with ABTO: Association of Bulk Terminal Operators, will take a look at the issues surrounding the safe handling and storage of bulk materials in ports and on the sea. Delegates are given the chance to discuss real life issues and to determine best practice for future developments. Subject areas covered include: * 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) *
19.02.2021  |  2003x  |  Product news  | 
Presentation Wolfson Centre at Powder Flow 2021 The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology will be presenting a paper at Powder Flow 2021.  And have a `remote` stand to be able to answer your questions
Presentation Wolfson Centre at Powder Flow 2021
The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology will be presenting a paper at Powder Flow 2021. And have a `remote` stand to be able to answer your questions The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology is proud to present at Powder Flow 2021, on 9 - 11 March 2021 Register to hear our Vivek Garg present his paper `A novel approach to predict the powder flowability from milligramme samples` Also presenting are: Dr Diego Barletta | University of Salerno Dr Mehrdad Pasha | USB Prof. Christine Hrenya | University of Colorado Boulder Dr Vincenzino Vivacqua | Johnson Matthey Prof. Jerry Heng | Imperial College Dr Enrico Gallino | Ricoh uk products Ltd We will be attending a `remote` stand to be able to answer your questions. We look forward to seeing you there.
22.01.2021  |  790x  |  Press release  | 
PHD Studentship Sponsored by Schenck Process UK Ltd Join a study into Improving the efficiencies of manufacturing through the implementation of digital systems in pneumatic conveying pipelines
PHD Studentship Sponsored by Schenck Process UK Ltd
Join a study into Improving the efficiencies of manufacturing through the implementation of digital systems in pneumatic conveying pipelines Experts at the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, UK have joined forces with Industry giants Schenck Process UK Ltd to offer a fully paid 3 year studentship to look at how the digitalisation of pneumatic conveying systems can help improve the manufacturing process. Constantly pro-active or re-active “Industry 4.0” is a defined term indicating the ability of a process to be constantly pro-active or re-active in response to the process conditions or material characteristics, as opposed to the traditional approach of commissioning at a set point and left to operate with the same settings or occasionally reset by the process supervisor. Pneumatic conveying The key application here is pneumatic conveying, the transport of particles through a pipeline by a gas flow. This is universally applied to in-plant transport of particles between process steps in the power, cement, minerals, food, pharmaceuticals, petro-chem, fines
18.12.2020  |  1255x  |  Press release  | 
On line learning; Pneumatic Conveying of Powders and Bulk Materials Short Course; 6 - 12 January
On line learning; Pneumatic Conveying of Powders and Bulk Materials
Short Course; 6 - 12 January An intensive course looking at the components of pneumatic conveying systems, system selection and design techniques. Day 1: Introduction to pneumatic conveying / Components Day 2: System design / Economic design Day 3: Interfacing / Explosion hazards / ATEX-DSEAR Day 4: Operation and control of blow tanks / Blow tanks and transport Day 5: Uprating systems / Case studies Each session will include time to discuss operational issues with the presenter and other delegates. A previous delegate said of the course: This course 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. Should I attend? 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
16.12.2020  |  1324x  |  Product news  | 
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