Does Electrostatic Charging cause problems with your Powder handling?

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If you would like to learn more about the causes and effects of Electrostatic charging in Powders, you would benefit from attending the one day short course at the University of Greenwich in Kent, UK.
Course date: 16 April 2013.

Electrostatic charges generated during industrial powder handling processes may give rise to unwanted particle cohesion or adhesion, which in turn results in difficulties such as particle agglomeration, segregation, material build-up on equipment and ignition of explosion, etc. Its impact is felt in terms of lower production yields and increased process downtime, or high risks to safety in manufacture.
The course discusses the causes and effect of electrostatic charge in bulk solids handling, and the hazards caused to product quality control and risk assessment.
Topics include:
oInfluences of electrostatic charge on physical properties of powders
oCharge hazards in material handling processes
oEvaluation and measurement techniques
oPrediction and solutions

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The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology

Consultancy, Research and Training (Short Courses) for the bulk materials handling industry. Read more