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Newson Gale: Static Electricity Hazards – Dust Cloud Ignition caused by Static Electricity

This case study investigates the factors behind the ignition of a combustible dust cloud during a manual powder processing operation. In this example a process operator was tasked with manually tipping approximately 18 kg (40 lbs) of powder from a plastic drum, constructed from polyethylene, into a metal process vessel. The plastic drum contained a combustible powder that had a minimum ignition energy of 12 milli-joules. A metal chime was positioned around the circumference of the top of the plastic drum to provide it with impact protection from daily usage in the plant. Continue reading Newson Gale: 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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