Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials

link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/pcobs

6 – 12 January 2021

£675 on-line delivery (10am – 1pm daily UK time / 5 sessions); discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company.

Components of pneumatic conveying systems, system selection and design techniques

Subjects covered include:

  • 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 are used throughout to illustrate the presentations, and substantial discussion periods are included to permit the analysis of specific problems experienced by attendees

The course enables plant designers, plant managers or maintenance to improve their ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of plants.

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk

 

 

Measurement of the Properties and Bulk Behaviour of Particulate Materials

link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/ppc

20 – 21 January 2021

£450 on-line delivery (2 – 5pm daily UK time / 2 sessions); discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company.

An overview of methods for determining bulk behaviour of particulate materials.

Subjects covered include:

  • Particle size measurement techniques
  • Particle Density (solid and bulk)
  • Flow property measurements
  • Moisture uptake
  • Propensity for Segregation/de-blending
  • Degradation/friability of bulk through handling systems
  • Caking/agglomeration of bulk materials in storage
  • Explosability
  • Pneumatic conveying properties
  • Dustiness testing

 

The course enables plant designers, plant managers or maintenance to improve their ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of plants.

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk

 

 

Undesired Deblending and Separation in Processes and Equipment

link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/seg

27 – 28 January 2021

£450 on-line delivery (2 – 5pm daily UK time / 2 sessions); discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company.

Identification of common segregation mechanisms and how to minimise the effects

Subjects covered include:

  • Identification of the most commonly encountered segregation mechanisms
  • Examples of how segregation has occurred in plant
  • Techniques that can be applied in plant design to minimise these effects
  • Different types of segregation will also be identified; air-induced, rolling, surface effect, percolation.

The course enables plant designers, plant managers or maintenance to improve their ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of plants.

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk

 

 

Dust Control for Processes

Link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/powcon

17 – 18 February 2021

£450 on-line delivery (2 – 5pm daily UK time / 2 sessions); discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company.

Dust prevention, capture and extraction methods

Subjects covered include:

  • Characterisation of Bulk Particulates:
  • Materials handling:
  • Dust control:
  • Guidance on dust control:
  • Plant audit

The course enables plant designers, plant managers or maintenance to improve their ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of plants.

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk

 

 

Electrostatics in Powder Handling

Link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/eph

24 – 25 February 2021

£450 on-line delivery (2 – 5pm daily UK time / 2 sessions); discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company.

The cause and effect of electrostatic charging in bulk solids handling

Subjects covered include:

  • Electrostatic charge phenomenon
  • Understanding the electrostatic charge
  • Fundamental theory of electrostatics
  • Electrostatic charge of particulates
  • Charge influences on physical properties
  • Electrostatic Hazards
  • Charge evaluation and measurement techniques
  • Charge assessment and control
  • Application of the electrostatic charge

 

The course enables plant designers, plant managers or maintenance to improve their ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of plants.

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk

 

 

Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Materials

Link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/sdop

£675 on-line delivery (2 – 5pm daily UK time / 5 sessions); discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company.

A basic course covering the operation, design and specifications of hoppers and silos for reliable discharge

Subjects covered include:

  • Basics of hopper and silo design and function
  • Dealing with potential problems
  • Discharge aids and interfacing to feeders

 

The course enables plant designers, plant managers or maintenance to improve their ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of plants.

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk

 

 

 

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials

link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/pcobs

11 – 13 May 2021

£825 at the Chatham campus, Kent; discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company.

Components of pneumatic conveying systems, system selection and design techniques

Subjects covered include:

  • 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 are used throughout to illustrate the presentations, and substantial discussion periods are included to permit the analysis of specific problems experienced by attendees

The course enables plant designers, plant managers or maintenance to improve their ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of plants.

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk

 

 

Caking and Lump Formation in Powders and Bulk Solids

Link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/qph

29 – 30 June 2021

£450 on-line delivery (2 – 5pm daily UK time / 2 sessions); discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company.

A guide to issues relating to keeping powders and granules in a free-flowing, lump-free condition

Subjects covered include:

  • 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 many types of caking problem are created or exacerbated by the use of some types of standard equipment for handling bulk solids. Common design mistakes are highlighted and the impact of these errors explored.  Counter measures and design best practice is discussed.

 

The course enables plant designers, plant managers or maintenance to improve their ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of plants.

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk

 

 

Powder Handling and Flow for Additive Manufacturing

Link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/am

12 – 16 July 2020;

Fees £675 per person, (2 – 5pm daily UK time / 5 sessions) discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company.

A guide through the critical aspects of powder handling and management in powder-based AM processing to enable attendees to identify potential problematic issues and learn how to avoid or overcome them.

Subjects covered include:

  • Recycling and quality issues when dealing with powders in the AM process;
  • Potential for contamination and oxidation;
  • Standards for AM powders
  • Key Health and Safety considerations;
  • Introduction to handling processes; understand the principles for reliable flow, powder properties and pneumatic conveying operation issues.
  • Quality considerations, such as sampling, electrostatics, powder evolution and quality loss.

 

Course leader, Mike Bradley, is 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.

He will be accompanied by industry experts

Dipl Ing Claus Aumund-Kopp,  Group Leader for AM at the Fraunhofer IFAM Institute in Bremen, who has worked with metal powders for AM powder bed fusion and AM binder jetting approaches for over fifteen years.

and Dr Neil Harrison, Materials Development Manager at Carpenter Additive, who has over 5 years of academic and industrial experience in metal powder AM, including work on alloy design, powder

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk

 

 

Pneumatic Conveying System Design

link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/adv-pc

21 – 22 September 2021

£825 attendance at Chatham campus, Kent; Discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company and returning delegates.

In depth exploration of detailed calculations for design of pneumatic conveying pipelines and specifying plant. The ultimate aim will be to share the most up-to-date knowledge on how to obtain pipeline designs that work reliably, delivering the required throughput efficiently and effectively without impacting on quality of the powder being handled.

Subjects covered include:

  • Lean versus dense phase – relative advantages in practical application, and applicability to different materials;
  • A detailed look at obtaining conveying information for the material to be handled, and how to scale this up for pipeline design;
  • Different equations for predicting pipeline pressure drop and throughput;
  • Stepped bore pipelines – how they enhance system performance and reduce problems, and how to design them;
  • Differences in powder behaviour;
  • A detailed look at bends; radius, pressure drop, wear, particle damage and material build-up;
  • Air humidity effects – psychrometry and moisture calculations, and controlling interaction or airborne moisture with the powder;
  • Practical details – choice of coupling systems, pipe specification systems etc;

The course enables plant designers, plant managers or maintenance to improve their ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of pneumatic conveying systems.

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk

This course can be added to the one day Rotary Valves: Design, Selection and Operational Issues on 23 September 2021 for a total fee of £1260

 

 

 

 

Rotary Valves: Design, Selection and Operational Issues

link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/rotary-valves

23 September 2021

£520 attendance at Chatham campus, Kent; Discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company and returning delegates.

An exploration of the different  valves and features available. This course will help delegates understand the 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. and how/why to choose them.

Subjects covered 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

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

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk

This course can be added to the two day Pneumatic Conveying System Design course on 21 – 22 September for a total fee of £1260

 

 

Overview of Particulate Handling Technology

link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/pht

18 – 22 October 2021

£675 on-line delivery (2 – 5pm daily / 5 sessions); discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company.

Introduction to the storing and handling of bulk materials, equipment selection and design methodologies for safe and reliable plant.

Subjects covered include:

  • Introduction to storage and handling of bulk materials
  • Hoppers and silos
  • Pneumatic, screw and belt conveying
  • Characterisation of bulk solids
  • Dust Control
  • Sampling
  • Discharge aids
  • Feeders
  • Segregation, degradation and caking
  • Operational problems and troubleshooting
  • Case studies are used throughout to illustrate the presentations, and substantial discussion periods are included to permit the analysis of specific problems experienced by attendees

The course enables plant designers, plant managers or maintenance to improve their ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of plants.

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk

 

 

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials

link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/pcobs

9 – 11 November 2021

£825 at the Chatham campus, Kent; discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company.

Components of pneumatic conveying systems, system selection and design techniques

Subjects covered include:

  • 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 are used throughout to illustrate the presentations, and substantial discussion periods are included to permit the analysis of specific problems experienced by attendees

The course enables plant designers, plant managers or maintenance to improve their ability to deal with the design and troubleshooting of plants.

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk

 

 

Commissioning and Trouble-shooting ‘Hands-on’ Pneumatic Conveying Systems

link to https://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/wolfsoncentre/coupro/sc/commpc

8 – 9 December 2021

£825 at Chatham campus, Kent; discounts offered for multiple registrations from one company.

A look at the practical challenges of starting up systems on site and making sure they work as the designed intended. 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 include:

  • 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

The course is directed at those actively involved in commissioning or troubleshooting pneumatic conveying systems.

Please register via the on line booking form or by contacting Caroline at wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk