Electrostatics in Powder Handling and Evaluation
Short course: 16 April 2013 (one day)
This course has been cancelled. Please contact the Wolfson Centre for information on future dates or in-company courses.
(Book this course and the Dust Explosions – How to Demonstrate DSEAR/ATEX Compliance short course on 17 April and pay only £695 for the 2 days)
Electrostatic charges generated during industrial powder handling processes may give rise to unwanted particle cohesion or adhesion, which in turn results in difficulties such as particle agglomeration, segregation, material build-up on equipment and ignition of explosion, etc. Its impact is felt in terms of lower production yields and increased process downtime, or high risks to safety in manufacture.
The charges are most likely generated by tribo-charging, which arises from particle-particle and particle-wall contacts. Its behaviour is erratic and not easy to predict, nevertheless it is always desirable to characterize the charging tendency of raw materials so that corrective action can be taken prior to full scale manufacture.
This course discusses the causes and effect of electrostatic charge in bulk solids handling, and the hazards caused to product quality control and risk assessment. Principal charge measurement techniques are reviewed. The use of these measurement techniques for prediction and solution of problems is then discussed.
This one day course has been expanded as a result of the success of last years half day course, allowing the presenters to discuss the topics in more depth.
Is this for me?
Plant operators and designers, plant managers and maintenance personnel will all benefit enormously from attending this course, through improving their understanding of the behaviour of powders to learning techniques to overcome the problems encountered.
The course will be of great interest to personnel that are new to materials handling, or require an update on the subject.
The course will be held at the University of Greenwich, Medway Campus, Short Course Centre, Chatham Maritime, Kent.
The course leader is Mike Bradley, Professor of Bulk and Particulate Technologies and Director of The Wolfson Centre. He has worked internationally on design and troubleshooting of bulk solids handling as a commercial consultant and research expert for over twenty years.
Note: the Wolfson Centre reserves the right to substitute leaders of equal quality should this be dictated by circumstances beyond their control.
Registration and fees
Intending participants should complete the online booking form. The fee will be payable upon your return of the registration form and covers lectures, course notes, lunch and refreshments. All applicants will be acknowledged and confirmed. Cheques should be made payable to: 'University of Greenwich'. A discount of 5% is available for 3 or more delegates from one company attending the same course at the same time.
Note: in order to enable sufficient time to be devoted to discussing delegates’ problems, the numbers for this course will be limited. Early registration is therefore recommended.