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.


Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Materials; short course February 17, 2014

Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Materials; short course

Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Solids Short Course

Presented by The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology

25 - 27 March 2014, includes optional practical session

Venue: University of Greenwich, Kent

£1075 per delegate for 3 days; £695 for 2 days (not including practical session)


A 2 day course of presentations, case studies and discussion in our short course centre, followed by a one day practical session in our laboratories.


This course deals with the basics in operation, design and specification of hoppers and silos and aims to provide the knowledge to assist in identifying powder handling storage and discharge problems and the techniques which can be employed to overcome them.


The following topics will be covered:

 - basics of hopper and silo function

 - dealing with potential problems

 - determination of hopper geometry for hopper flow

 - discharge aids and interfacing to feeders

 - feeder design

 - practical examples


The practical session in our on-site laboratory will give delegates the opportunity to test their own materials using different characterisation techniques discussed during the course, or to come along and learn something new, using a selection of our bulk materials.

Further details on the course content and on-line booking can be found at

The course is aimed at Engineers, Managers, Skilled operatives, Equipment manufacturers and maintenance crew or anyone involved in using powders and bulk solid materials. A basic technical education and/or experience in industry is recommended.

There are discounts available for group /multiple bookings.

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 be obtained from our website: or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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