TUNRA to run bulk solids handling course
TUNRA Bulk Solids, of Newcastle University, will run a three day Bulk Solids Handling Course covering storage, feeding, transfer and belt conveying. It will be held in Perth from the 27 – 29 November.
The course will encompass a range of bulk solids handling issues:
- Basic principles of handling plant design
- Bulk solid flow properties and application to design
- Loads on bin walls: symmetric, eccentric discharge, shock loads and silo quaking
- Stockpile design incorporating draw-down, live capacity, base loads and locations of reclaim hoppers, feeders and tunnels
- Loads on buried structures in bins and stockpiles
- Chute design for feeding and transfer
- Belt conveying: overview of various types of conveyors; bulk solids and conveyor belt interactions; review of basic design procedures and future developments
Providing an overview of bulk solids handling principles, general topics will include gravity discharge, storage bins and bin discharge.
Specific topics include:
- Bulk solids flow properties and application to design.
- Review of mass flow and funnel flow design.
- Gravity reclaim stockpile design
- Loads on bin walls
- Feeder selection and design
- Transfer chute design and performance
- Belt conveying of bulk solids
Course presenters will be Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Dr Tobias Krull and Dr Tim Donahue.
TUNRA is a research and consulting company of Newcastle University. Its primary function is to provide a high-level professional consulting and contract research service to the resource, process and manufacturing industries.
For course information: www.bulksolids.com.au