The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology (Chatham)

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology (Chatham)

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology (Chatham)

University of Greenwich
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Chatham
Kent
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Providing Cost-Effective Solutions to Industrial Problems


Our Mission?
. . . . . is simply to help industry to get its powders and bulk materials to behave in the way they need them to!

Our philosophy
Our key to getting material to behave as you want it to, is to measure its behaviour in a relevant setting, then use that information in a sound process model to design or select the right solution.  The same techniques can be used also to help in reformulating materials you make, so they behave better in your, or your customers', plants.

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology is part of the School of Engineering at The University of Greenwich at Medway, Kent and has specialised in solving materials handling problems since 1973. The Centre undertakes leading edge research into a wide range of problems associated with the handling and storage of granular and powder materials, including all grades of aggregates, alumina, cement, coal, flour, grains, pellets, plastics, sugars, starches, pharmaceutical powders and wood chips, to name but a few.

An important aspect of the work undertaken by The Wolfson Centre relates to its independent and impartial status.  This enables the evaluation of plant schemes and recommendations for equipment types to be made based purely on the basis of suitability for the application.

The Wolfson Centre can also provide Expert Witness services, giving assistance in assessing powder and bulk solids handling plant when required.

The Wolfson Centre is continually improving the understanding of the behaviour of particulates in handling and storage systems and can offer design, research and other Consultancy services to industry. Research programmes are undertaken on a range of topics relating the handling, storage or processing of dry to damp bulk particulates.  The Centre also provides a comprehensive series of short courses which are delivered at The University's campus or on site in a bespoke format.

Resources
We have the greatest collection of resources to tackle solids handling challenges all under one roof, anywhere in the UK or Europe, possibly in the world!

The expertise of our people - Our industrial consulting engineers have between them, well over a hundred man-years of experience in solving problems in the flow and processing of powders, granules and lump materials, in all industries from pharmaceuticals and food to mining and chemicals.  These people concentrate on nothing else but the needs of industry - and are at your disposal.

They are backed up by a large team of researchers engaged with pushing back the boundaries of bulk solids characterisation, handling equipment design and process models.

Pilot plant - Our industrial scale plant is available for your project, including pneumatic and mechanical conveying, hoppers and silos, screening, blending, feeding, dosing, pressing, transport, drying, environmental effects, control systems and all that you find in a real plant or logistics chain.

Many of the tests and models used have been developed here and are available nowhere else in the world!


Challenge us!
Don't struggle on by yourself.  ‘Phone us with your solids handling challenge! There's a 95% chance our engineers have seen the same problem on other plants, or with the same or similar materials elsewhere!  Even if we haven't, we have the experience to find the right path to the solution you need.

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Providing cost-effective solutions to industrial problems

Providing cost-effective solutions to industrial problems

SHORT COURSES FOR INDUSTRY The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, based at the University of Greenwich in Medway, specialises in helping industry solve its powder and particulate...

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CHoPS - International conferences devoted to all aspects of particulate solids technology, will be held at Greenwich Maritime Campus in London in 2018

CHoPS - International conferences devoted to all aspects of particulate solids technology, will be held at Greenwich Maritime Campus in London in 2018

Fusion of science and industry: from particle contacts to bulk behaviour CHoPS project team: Prof M.S.A. Bradley, Mrs Caroline Chapman, Dr Pablo García-Triñanes 10-14 September...

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Improve your materials handling knowledge this winter by attending one of our short courses.

Improve your materials handling knowledge this winter by attending one of our short courses.

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When faced with an array of options for your processing equipment, how do you know which one to choose?

When faced with an array of options for your processing equipment, how do you know which one to choose?

Introduction to the Processing of Dry Solid Materials: short course Date: 8-9 Sept 2016 £765 per delegateThis new course will clarify the pros and cons of each type of hardware and help...

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Handling and Storage of Waste and Recycled Bulk Materials

Handling and Storage of Waste and Recycled Bulk Materials

A new one day course has been designed by experts at the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology to examine the problems encountered when handling and storing waste and recycled products. When:...

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Troubleshooting Pneumatic Conveying System problems

Troubleshooting Pneumatic Conveying System problems

10 – 12 May 2016 or 22 – 24 November 2016 The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology is hosting a 3 day course designed for process engineers who need advice on: operational...

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Do you understand your responsibilities under the DSEAR/ATEX regulations?

Do you understand your responsibilities under the DSEAR/ATEX regulations?

If not, your plant may be at risk of a dust explosion. Explosions and fires from combustible materials are a known hazard and can give rise to serious injury – sometimes even fatality...

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Short Courses on the Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Materials

Short Courses on the Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Materials

Hoppers, silos, bins and bunkers are widely used in industry for storing bulk solids materials. To ensure regular discharge from these storage systems, it is important to understand the flow...

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Is your plant vulnerable to cyber-attacks?

Is your plant vulnerable to cyber-attacks?

Easy steps to closing the door Do you use Wireless Industrial Control Sensors in your Process System? Yes? Then you will know that the use of this technology has introduced everyday IT security...

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If you design pneumatic conveying systems, book your place now!

If you design pneumatic conveying systems, book your place now!

Pneumatic Conveying System Design: Advanced Course; 2 – 3  February  2016; Kent There is a tradition of different companies using different design equations and assumptions....

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Erratic, unpredictable and dangerous – three terms used to describe the effects of electrostatics in bulk materials handling.

Erratic, unpredictable and dangerous – three terms used to describe the effects of electrostatics in bulk materials handling.

When handling powders and particulates, you may have experienced the generation of electrostatic charges causing unwanted cohesion or adhesion of materials. This may have then resulted in difficulties...

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If you design pneumatic conveying systems, read on……… and book your place now………….

If you design pneumatic conveying systems, read on……… and book your place now………….

Pneumatic Conveying System Design: Advanced Course; 2 – 3 February 2016; Kent There is a tradition of different companies using different design equations and assumptions. There has in...

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Bulk Materials Handling Short Courses for Industry, 2016

Bulk Materials Handling Short Courses for Industry, 2016

Presented by: The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Venue: University of Greenwich, Kent A range of very popular and useful short courses designed specifically for industry.New...

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Improve your bulk materials handling knowledge; our 2015 calendar of short courses for Industry is out now.

Improve your bulk materials handling knowledge; our 2015 calendar of short courses for Industry is out now.

Short Courses at the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology are designed for Engineers, Managers, Skilled operatives, Maintenance crew, Equipment designers and manufacturers –...

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Improve your bulk materials handling knowledge; our 2015 calendar of short courses for Industry is out now.

Improve your bulk materials handling knowledge; our 2015 calendar of short courses for Industry is out now.

Short Courses at the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology are designed for Engineers, Managers, Skilled operatives, Maintenance crew, Equipment designers and manufacturers –...

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Short course: Focus on waste materials; handling, feeding and storage of solid waste materials

Short course: Focus on waste materials; handling, feeding and storage of solid waste materials

2 day course for handlers of bulk materials in the recycling and solid waste materials industry Focus on Waste Materials: Handling, Feeding and Storage of Solid Waste Materials Date: 15 –...

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New one day short course

New one day short course

Bookings are now being taken for the new one day short course 'Undesired Deblending and Separation in Processes and Equipment'. This course is taking place at the University of Greenwich, Kent...

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Biomass handling, storage and feeding short course

Biomass handling, storage and feeding short course

Presented by the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology at the University of Greenwich, Kent, UK 29 – 30 April and 4 – 5 November 2014Biomass materials come in many forms,...

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A 2 day course of presentations, case studies and discussion in our short course centre, followed by a one day practical session in our laboratories.

A 2 day course of presentations, case studies and discussion in our short course centre, followed by a one day practical session in our laboratories.

This course deals with the basics in operation, design and specification of hoppers and silos and aims to provide the knowledge to assist in identifying powder handling storage and discharge...

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Bulk Materials Handling short courses for industry 2014

Bulk Materials Handling short courses for industry 2014

Learn how to identify and overcome Powder and Bulk Solids handling problems The Calendar of Bulk Materials Handling short courses is out now. If you work in the process industry and handle...

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Short Course at the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology; Kent

Short Course at the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology; Kent

28 – 30 January 2014 This course comprises a 2 day presentation followed by an optional 1 day session in the on-site laboratories.Presentations cover the topics of: • Components...

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Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

Short Course at the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology; Kent 28 – 30 January  2014 This course comprises a 2 day presentation followed by an optional 1 day session...

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Overview of Particulate Handling Technology - 2 day course with one day (optional) practical session in our labs

Overview of Particulate Handling Technology - 2 day course with one day (optional) practical session in our labs

The Course held on 1 – 3 October is now full so we have organised another one to cope with the demand. Please use the on-line booking form to register for this extra course. Overview of...

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Overview of Particulate Handling Technology;

Overview of Particulate Handling Technology;

2 day course with one day (optional) practical session in our labs £1075 for the full course; £695 for 2 days (discounts for multiple bookings)1 – 3 October 2013Venue: KentThis...

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MPhil/PhD Scholarship:

MPhil/PhD Scholarship:

(Ref: PGRO-ENG-03-13) School of Engineering: The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Predicting degradation of bulk solids during pneumatic conveying: One of the world’s...

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The Wolfson Centre sponsors IMechE Bulk solids handling conference

The Wolfson Centre sponsors IMechE Bulk solids handling conference

IMechE Bulk solids handling 2014: technology and development for the 21st centuryConference | 26-27 February 2014Chennai, India **CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN** Following on from the successful...

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Bulk Solids Handling Short Courses for Industry: 2013 Course Calendar

Bulk Solids Handling Short Courses for Industry: 2013 Course Calendar

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology is your one stop shop for powder and particulate knowledge. Our Short Courses for Industry Calendar is now available.We have been helping...

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ulk Solids Handling Short Courses for Industry: 2013 Course Calendar

ulk Solids Handling Short Courses for Industry: 2013 Course Calendar

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology is your one stop shop for powder and particulate knowledge. Our Short Courses for Industry Calendar is now available.We have been helping...

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Pack your bags and go

Pack your bags and go

 The number of industrial processes that ultimately dispense an end product into a receptacle (sachet, stick pack, bag, sack, or big bags) is extremely large and the spread of applications...

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Improve your materials handling knowledge this winter by attending one of our short courses

Improve your materials handling knowledge this winter by attending one of our short courses

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Process powders safely with the Wolfson Centre short course

Process powders safely with the Wolfson Centre short course

Take the one-day Powder and Dust Containment short course offered by the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology and learn how to reduce the risk of working with hazardous powders. This...

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“Excellent Opportunity for 1st class Graduate to join World Leading Organisation in Cutting Edge Research Project”

“Excellent Opportunity for 1st class Graduate to join World Leading Organisation in Cutting Edge Research Project”

At the University of Greenwich – Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology (within the School of Engineering) Project title: Investigation of Wear and Tribological Properties...

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Biomass Handling, Storgae & Feeding - Short Courses

Biomass Handling, Storgae & Feeding - Short Courses

Presented by the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology12 and 13 July 2012Venue: University of Greenwich short course centre, Kent8.30am registrationFollowing feedback from the previous...

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The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology reaches landmark: Consultancy job enquiry number 3000;

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology reaches landmark: Consultancy job enquiry number 3000;

Since the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology first came into existence in 1973, it's consultants have, between them, dealt with virtually every bulk solids handling problem known...

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Short courses for Industry; April 2012

Short courses for Industry; April 2012

During April the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology is holding a series of courses aimed to inform process engineers and professionals involved in the bulk solids industry of...

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European Biomass to Power Conference

European Biomass to Power Conference

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology invites you to the 2nd European Biomass to Power conference on 11-12 April 2012 in London! Professor Mike Bradley, Leader of the Centre...

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Powder Handling and Characterisation courses in March

Powder Handling and Characterisation courses in March

Powder Handling and Characterisation courses in March. Presented by the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, at their Short Course Centre at the University of Greenwich, Kent. 20...

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Guide on how to manage compliance to REACH within your company

Guide on how to manage compliance to REACH within your company

Presented by the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology 28 February 2012; £420 per delegate; Venue: University of Greenwich, Medway campus, Kent REACH is a European Union...

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The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology - 2012 Calander

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology - 2012 Calander

The calendar of one and two day Short Courses for Industry 2012 has been released. A series of new courses has been included, along with the regular favourites. We have also added some one day...

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Biomass Handling Short Course

Biomass Handling Short Course

*NEW* One day short course on Biomass Handling, Storage and Feeding. 8 December 2011, Kent £420 per delegate The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology is holding a one day...

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Bulk Materials Handling Short courses in November at the Wolfson Centre, University of Greenwich

Bulk Materials Handling Short courses in November at the Wolfson Centre, University of Greenwich

Book your place now for the 2 courses to be held in November at our Short Course Centre in Chatham, Kent. These courses are aimed at Engineers, Managers, Skilled operatives, maintenance crew,...

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The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology help solve skill shortage in manufacturing

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology help solve skill shortage in manufacturing

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology at The University of Greenwich has been chosen to help solve a shortage of skilled young people entering the manufacturing industry in Europe. The...

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Visit The Wolfson Centre at The European Bioenergy Expo & Conference

Visit The Wolfson Centre at The European Bioenergy Expo & Conference

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology will be attending The European Bioenergy Expo & Conference, 5-6 October 2011, Stoneleigh Park, Warwick.Visit Mike Bradley of the...

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Biomass for Renewable Heat Seminar

Biomass for Renewable Heat Seminar

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology is proud to co-sponsor the one day seminar on Biomass for Renewable Heat on 21 September at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Headquarters...

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Best Practice Guide on Biomass Handling and Biomass/Coal Co-handling

Best Practice Guide on Biomass Handling and Biomass/Coal Co-handling

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology  has produced a report  entitled Best Practice Guide on Biomass Handling and Biomass/Coal Co-handling. This was prepared for...

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Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids Two Day Course

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids Two Day Course

Presented by The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology At the University of Greenwich, Medway campus, Kent, UK 17 — 18 May 2011.The first of 2 courses in 2011 on Pneumatic...

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Practical Powder Characterisation for All Industries

Practical Powder Characterisation for All Industries

Venue: Belgium and Holland The Wolfson Centre for BSHT is launching a series of one and two day short courses in Belgium and Holland during the summer months. The objective of these courses...

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The Wolfson Centre produce the 'most downloaded paper of the year' from the IMechE Proceedings Journal Part E

The Wolfson Centre produce the 'most downloaded paper of the year' from the IMechE Proceedings Journal Part E

"Review of the flowability measuring techniques for powder metallurgy industry" by P A Kulkarni We were pleased to see that our paper on flowability measuring techniques for the powder metallurgy...

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Process powders safely with the Wolfson Centre short course - 12 April 2011

Process powders safely with the Wolfson Centre short course - 12 April 2011

Venue: University of Greenwich, Medway campus, Kent Course fees: £420 per delegate Take the one-day Powder Containment course offered by the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology...

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Storage and Discharge of Bulk Solids Short Course

Storage and Discharge of Bulk Solids Short Course

Presented by The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology 8 — 9 March 2011 Venue: University of Greenwich, Kent £680 per delegate This course deals with the basics in...

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Quality in Powder Handling

Quality in Powder Handling

The Wolfson Centre is a leader in the field of powder and bulk solids handling technology and has established strong links with industry. This means we can offer consultancy, research projects...

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Short Courses for Industry 2011

Short Courses for Industry 2011

The Wolfson Centre, part of the School of Engineering at the University of Greenwich, is running a programme of Short Courses throughout 2011 designed to attract engineers from Industry in the...

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