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.


Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids short course October 09, 2009

This is a two-day course to be held on 17 - 18 November 09 at Chatham Maritime, Kent.

The Wolfson Centre, part of the University of Greenwich School of Engineering, has strong links with many different sectors of industry, including minerals, pharmaceuticals, food manufacturing, aggregates and recycling to name but a few. We offer consultancy, research projects and short courses that combine technological excellence with personalised teaching.

Pneumatic conveying is one of the most commonly used means of transporting bulk solids. Applications range from large scale ship bulk cargo unloaders through to small in-plant systems.


The Wolfson Centre has wide experience of different pneumatic conveying systems and the types of problems that can arise as a result of mismatching materials, feeders, pipe designs, or air movers to one another. The presenters have pooled their vast knowledge and experience in dealing with these problems to deliver a 2 day course which will cover operational and design issues associated with such  systems.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Components of pneumatic conveying systems;
  • Design Techniques;
  • Operational problems and effects on system design
  • Operation and control of blow tanks, including the transport of powders
  • Interfacing storage bins to conveying systems
  • Explosion hazards, including ATEX Directives
  • All aspects of system selection and operation

The cost of the course is £680 per delegate. This includes course notes, refreshments and a course meal on the first evening.

The course is aimed at Engineers, Managers, Skilled operatives and mainteance crew or anyone involved in using powders such as equipment manufacturers. A basic technical education and/or experience in industry is recommended.

On-line ooking forms are available on our website following the links through education to short courses.
Numbers for the seminars are limited to allow delegates the time to discuss their own operational needs and problems.

Further information on the Wolfson Centre activities can also be
obtained from our website (above) or by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)