Troubleshooting bulk materials handling problems in the food and drink processing industry

Problems with controlling the storage and discharge of bulk materials is a common occurrence in many industries.

Our series of industrially focussed short courses look at the storage, handling and transportation of bulk materials, as well as the design of integrated systems to reduce downtime and running costs.

Our standard courses, based at the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology labs in Chatham, Kent include:

23 January        Caking and Lump Formation in Powders and Bulk Solids

24 January        Undesired De-blending and Separation in Processes and Equipment

28 February       Measurement of the Behavioural  Properties of Powders

13 – 15 March    Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Materials

17 – 18 April       Design of Equipment for Storing and Discharging Bulk Materials

22 – 24 May        Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

5 – 6 June           Pneumatic Conveying System Design         

7 June                 Rotary Valves; Design Selection and Operational Issues      

9 – 11 October    Overview of Particulate Handling Technology

6 – 8 November  Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

4 – 5 December  Commissioning and Troubleshooting ‘Hands-on’ Pneumatic Conveying Systems

Course fees are £490 per delegate for one day / £765 per delegate for 2 days / £1185 per delegate for 3 days. Discounts are available for multiple attendances – please see website for details.  Delegate numbers are restricted to allow the discussion of operational problems with other attendees and the course presenter/s.

In-Company courses:

All of these courses can also be delivered at your place of work on a date to suit you. Course fees start from £205 per person per day.

For our full range of courses and services please visit

Contact details:

+44 20 0331 8646

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