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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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Mr. Richard Farnish
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Course Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Solids
Overview: Facilities storing bulk solid materials sometimes experience operational problems – often because they have been designed without knowledge of the flow characteristics of the material to be stored. This course advises on preventing such problems. Subjects covered: * An introduction to the storage and flow of bulk solid materials in hoppers, bins and bunkers * Determining the flow properties of bulk solids * Determination of hopper geometry * Predicting discharge rates * Feeders and feeding * Hopper discharge aids * Prediction of wall loadings and their effect on structural design * Discussion/troubleshooting period Course fee: £675 per delegate The course will delivered in English over 5 x 3 hour sessions
19.04.2021 | Course | 5 days | on-line | Entry: paid
Course Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids
Overview: This intensive course looks at system components, design techniques, operation and control of blow tank systems, explosion hazards and operational problems, as well as the important but often neglected area of interfacing storage bins with conveying systems. Subjects covered: * 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 Course fee: £675 per delegate with discounts for multiple registrations or returning delegates
10.05.2021 | Course | 5 days | on-line | Entry: paid
Short Course Caking and Lump Formation in Powders and Bulk Solids
An on-line course covering the causes of lump formation and hardening of powders and bulk materials in storage, and the techniques used to predict and solve these problems. It is designed for engineers, plant managers, skilled operatives, maintenance and equipment manufacturers handling powders and bulk materials. Course fees are £450 per delegate. The course will be split into 2 sessions, starting at 14:00 UK time. This course is also available as an In-Company course. The course will be delivered in English.
29.06.2021 | Short Course | 2 days | on-line | 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  |  079x  | 

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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  |  1610x  |  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  |  658x  |  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  |  762x  |  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  |  939x  |  Product news  | 
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