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Static Electricity Hazards – Dust Cloud Ignition caused by Static Electricity

By M. O’Brian After emptying a powder from a plastic drum into a metal hopper, a spark occurred when the operator removed the drum, igniting the dust distributed in the air. The following paper presents an explanation about the “why” and “how not” of this accident. Continue reading Static Electricity Hazards – Dust Cloud Ignition caused by Static Electricity

Wolfson Centre: Bulk Materials Handling Short Courses for Industry, 2016

A range of very popular and useful short courses designed specifically for industry.

New Courses for this year include

9 March: Network Security of Industrial Control Systems in the Process Industry; An introduction to securing wireless-controlled technology used in the processing industry;

7 – 8 June: Introduction to Processing of Dry Solid Materials; An overview of core processing methods for powders and granules;

5 July: Handling and Storage of Waste and Recycled Bulk Materials; Best practice and design methods for reliable storage and reclamation;

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For full course details, course fees and terms and conditions, please visit www.bulksolids.com Discounts are available for group bookings and repeat attendances.

If you would like more details on in-company courses on any of these subjects please contact us on Wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk or ring +44 (0)20 8331 8646

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Calendar for 2016 is as follows:

February

2 – 3 February: Advanced Pneumatic Conveying System Design

4 February: Rotary Valves; Design, Selection and Operational Issues

10 February: Electrostatics in Powder Handling

24 February: Powder and Dust Containment in the Process Industry

March

9 March: Network Security of Industrial Control Systems in the Bulk Solids Handling Industry ** new course

15 – 17 March: Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Materials

April

6 April: Dust Explosions – How to Demonstrate ATEX/DSEAR Compliance

13 April: Caking and Lump Formation in Powders and Bulk Solids

26 – 27 April: Advanced Course: Design of Equipment for Storing and Discharging Bulk Materials

May

10 – 12 May: Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials

24 May: Undesired De-blending and Separation in Processes and Equipment

June

7 – 8 June: Introduction to the Processing of Dry Solid Materials ** new course

28 – 29 June: Measurement of the Properties and Bulk Behaviour of Particulate Materials

July

5 July: Handling and Storage of Municipal Waste and Recycled Bulk Materials ** new course

Oct

11 – 13 October: Overview of Particulate Handling Technology

November

22 – 24 November: Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Materials

December

13 – 14 December: Biomass Handling, Feeding and Storage

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