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06-11-2018
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Type: Course
Duration: 3 days
22-05-2018 in Chatham Maritime
06-11-2018 in Chatham Maritime

Entry: paid

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

Course

Course overview

This intensive, two-day course was originally prepared at the request of the Department of Trade and Industry and first held in 1981. Since then over three hundred engineers from industry have attended. The course is regularly updated to reflect changes in industrial practice and new developments in pneumatic conveying technology. A third day as a practical session in our laboratories is also now available.

During the course we’ll cover subjects including system components, design techniques, operation and control of blow tank systems, explosion hazards and operational problems. The course also deals with the important but often neglected area of interfacing storage bins with conveying systems.

You will learn:

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
Relevant case studies from industry
Format

It’s a two or three-day course, with an emphasis on practical aspects of technology. We’ll begin with a comprehensive introduction to give a basic understanding of the operation of pneumatic pipelines, before moving on to more detailed work.

We’ll use case studies throughout to illustrate the presentations, with plenty of discussion periods so that we can analyse any specific problems experienced by attendees.

Subjects covered

Introduction to pneumatic conveying
Troubleshooting
Designing out potential problems
Practical examples
Dilute and dense phase conveying explained
Selecting the correct hardware for your application
Matching appropriate feeders to pneumatic systems
Dust control methodology
Practical design considerations
Elimination of explosion hazards
Positive and negative pressure systems
Is this for me?

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 if you are from operational staff or senior management through a better understanding of what can go wrong and how to make your plant as efficient and trouble-free as possible. The course is ideal for those new to materials handling, those who require an update on the subject, or those who need a working knowledge of a wide variety of materials handling technologies.

Venue

The course will be held at the University of Greenwich Medway Short Course Centre, 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 over ten years’ experience in commercial design work related to materials handling, and Dr Rob Berry, a Research Fellow with several years’ experience in pneumatic conveying systems.

Please note that The Wolfson Centre reserves the right to substitute leaders of equal quality should this be dictated by circumstances beyond their control.


Fees
Short course (2 days) Fee: £765 Short course plus practical session (total 3 days) Fee: £1,185
 

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