Electrostatics in Powder Handling and Evaluation
This course is available as an In-company short course. Please contact us for details.
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.
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 either on your premises or 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
Please contact the Wolfson Centre for details of In-Company courses.