The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology (Chat
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.
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!
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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