There is a tradition of different companies using different design equations and assumptions. There has in recent years been a lot of new information generated using improved methods for measurement of material conveying properties, the use of these for design and the effects of design details such as bends and stepped bore sizes. The ultimate aim will be to share the most up-to-date knowledge on how to obtain pipeline designs that work reliably, delivering the required throughput without unplanned maintenance and undesired impact on quality of the powder being handled.
The event is intended to be interactive; delegates are asked to bring along and discuss the approaches they use in their own company and the practical difficulties they face, with a view to establishing a shared vision of best practice to boost the competitiveness of the UK’s supply industry and minimise warranty claim costs and user complaints.
There will be a heavy emphasis on case studies to illustrate the issues under discussion.
During this course you will need to have access to a laptop that supports Excel for the calculations section, as well as a calculator.
(This list is subject to development according to the needs and desires of delegates)
- Lean versus dense phase – relative advantages in practical application, and applicability to different materials;
- A detailed look at obtaining conveying information for the material to be handled, and how to scale this up for pipeline design;
- Different equations for predicting pipeline pressure drop and throughput;
- Stepped bore pipelines – how they enhance system performance and reduce problems, and how to design them;
- Differences in powder behaviour;
- A detailed look at bends; radius, pressure drop, wear, particle damage and material build-up;
- Air humidity effects – psychrometry and moisture calculations, and controlling interaction or airborne moisture with the powder;
- Practical details – choice of coupling systems, pipe specification systems etc;
This course is complemented by the one day course Rotary Valves; Design, Selection and Operational Issues.
For topics covered in the Rotary Valves course click here
Delegates registering for both courses at the same time will receive discounted rates.
22 nov 2022 - 23 nov 2022
University of Greenwich