Short courses for Industry; April 2012
- 19 March 2012
- Company & Industry News
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 the technologies and techniques available to address their manufacturing issues.
24 – 25th: Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Solids: 2 days; £680 per delegate
Identify your powder handling storage and discharge problems; This two day course deals with the basics in operation, design and specification of hoppers and silos and aims to provide the knowledge to assist you in identifying your powder handling storage and discharge problems and the techniques which can be employed to overcome them.
• Basics of hopper and silo function
• Dealing with potential problems
• Determination of hopper geometry
• Discharge aids and interfacing to feeders
• Feeder design
• Practical examples
26th: Electrostatics in Powder Handling: ½ day; £260 per delegate
Identify the causes and effect of electrostatic charge and the hazards caused to product quality control and risk assessment. Principal charge measurement techniques will be reviewed, and prediction models and possible solutions discussed.
o Influences of electrostatic charge on physical properties of powders
o Charge hazards in material handling processes
o Evaluation and measurement techniques
o Prediction and solutions
26th: Dust Explosions: ½ day; £260 per delegate
How to demonstrate DSEAR/ATEX Compliance : This course gives an introduction to the subject and the simple measures that can be taken to reduce the hazard of a dust explosion. It includes a brief overview of current legislation and the safety precautions required to demonstrate compliance and provide a safe working environment for employees.
o UK dust explosion statistics
o What is an explosion?
o Standard explosion tests
o Generic vs actual test data
o Hazardous area zoning – 20, 21 & 22
o Fundamentals of DSEAR risk assessment
o Explosion prevention methods
o Explosion protection methods
• Attend both half day courses for £420
• Attend all 3 courses for £1055
Graham W Jardine, IV-Consult, The Netherlands stated "Although not intended specifically for structural engineers, the two day course in silo hopper design was found to be informative, interesting, and at times, entertaining. It was obvious to me that the course presenters are experts in their field and passionate in their endeavours to pass on their expertise to others. After this course, I was able to apply my newly gained knowledge to the design of a 1000 ton coal bunker"
Full details of the short courses above and of all other courses on offer throughout 2012 can be found at www.bulksolids.com. On-line booking is also available. Alternatively please contact Caroline Chapman on 020 8331 8646 or email email@example.com