Informa Exhibitions Ltd regrets to announce the closure of Solids & Bulk Handling magazine.

Solids & Bulk Handling magazine has been affected by the ongoing downward trend of on-the-page marketing spend. This combined with the economic pressures that the loose and solids handling industry face has ultimately led to the sad and difficult decision to cease publishing the magazine.

The November/December 2017 issue of Solids & Bulk Handling will be its last edition.


Do Dust Explosions or Electrostatic Charging cause problems with your bulk materials handling? March 06, 2013

These one day Short Courses for Industry are presented by The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology at the University of Greenwich, Kent, and are designed to equip delegates with the means to identify and overcome difficulties that may arise, thus saving time and increasing productivity.

16th April: Electrostatics in Powder Handling:  Identify the causes and effect of electrostatic charge

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 course discusses the causes and effect of electrostatic charge in bulk solids handling, and the hazards caused to product quality control and risk assessment.

Topics include:

Influences of electrostatic charge on physical properties of powders
Charge hazards in material handling processes
Evaluation and measurement techniques
Prediction and solutions


17th April: Dust Explosions: How to demonstrate DSEAR/ATEX Compliance

This course gives an introduction to the subject and the simple measures that can be taken to reduce the hazard of a dust explosion. It includes a brief overview of current legislation and the safety precautions required to demonstrate compliance and provide a safe working environment for employees.

Course content

UK dust explosion statistics
What is an explosion?
Standard explosion tests
Generic vs actual test data
Hazardous area zoning – 20, 21 & 22
Fundamentals of DSEAR risk assessment
Explosion prevention methods
Explosion protection methods


Both of the above courses are designed to be of interest to anyone within the powder and bulk materials handling industry including plant operatives, factory managers, maintenance personnel, health and safety representatives and machinery manufacturers.

Course fees are £445 per delegate for a single day, or £695 to attend both courses. Group discounts are also available.

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