A short course organised by The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids and Handling Technology at the University of Greenwich, UK, will look in detail at the storage and discharge of powders and bulk solids. The two day course will take place March 25-26, 2014, and is followed by an optional one day practical session in the centre’s laboratories.
The handling of metal powders can be unpredictable, state the organisers, and this course aims to provide the knowledge to assist in identifying powder handling storage and discharge problems and the techniques which can be employed to overcome them. The course will deal with the basics in operation, design and specification of hoppers and silos as well as looking at feeder design and practical examples.
The following topics will be covered:
- basics of hopper and silo function
- dealing with potential problems
- determination of hopper geometry for hopper flow
- discharge aids and interfacing to feeders
- feeder design
- practical examples
The practical session in the on-site laboratory will give delegates the opportunity to test their own materials using different characterisation techniques discussed during the course.