On-line short course

Voor veel sectoren is het beheersen en minimaliseren van ongewenst aankoeken en klonteren van van poeders en losse deeltjes een behoorlijke uitdaging, die er in het ergste geval toe kan leiden dat de productie stil komt te liggen. 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 the impact of these errors explored. Counter measures and design best practice is discussed.

Course leader Richard Farnish has over 20 years’ experience dealing with the problems of caking and lump formation in powders and bulk materials and will be available to discuss your own issues.