Practical Powder Characterisation for Industry
Short course: 21 - 22 May ( two days)
Practical session: 23 May (one day)
Short course plus practical session: 21 - 23 May (three days)
The course was designed to give delegates an overview of various methods of measuring the behavioural properties of powders. It is designed to include hands-on experience with as many of these methods as practical.
For each technique covered the presenters will:
- Introduce relevance to real-world handling scenarios
- Show how technique works, demonstrate if appropriate
- Discuss relative accuracy, selectivity and relevance.
You will learn about:
- Particle size measurement (manual and automated)
- Density (solid and bulk)
- Flow property measurements
- Moisture mechanics
- Segregation, degradation and caking
- Pneumatic conveying properties
In the practical session you will able to:
Test you own materials with the aid of our experienced technicians and researchers (If you do not have your own materials, we can provide some for you)
- Learn different methods of characterising materials
- Receive advice and recommendations on the results
This two day course has been designed to give delegates an overview of various methods of measuring the behavioural properties of powders.
The optional practical session in our laboratories has been developed to allow delegate the chance to test their own powders using different characterisation techniques, or to come along and learn something new, using a selection of our powders.
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.
Also contributing will be Richard Farnish, Consultant Engineer, with over ten years’ experience in commercial design work related to materials handling, and Dr Rob Berry, a Research Fellow with several years’ experience in bulk solids handling technology.
Please note that 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.