Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling
The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology has specialised in solving materials handling problems since 1973. Today, it enjoys an international reputation for its expertise and solves handling issues for many large and well-known companies around the globe. It is one of only a few centres worldwide with the expertise and capability to assist industry within its specialty.
Areas of expertise
The centre was launched to research problems associated with pneumatic conveying of powders and granular solid material in pipelines. Since then it has expanded its areas of interest to include quality control issues, hopper and silo design, and instrumentation and control of bulk solids handling systems. Recent research and development work has focused on the issue of product quality - in particular, predictive techniques relating to the propensity for some materials to degrade during handling operations, segregate or cake in storage.
Before the Wolfson Centre was established, there was little education or training on how to deal with the problems of bulk solid handling. To help improve knowledge, the centre developed a series of short courses for industry employees, which started in the early 1980s. Today, the centre runs around 12 courses, both in-house and off-site.
Two years ago the Wolfson Centre moved into its new home on the Medway campus of the University of Greenwich. Here it enjoys more than 500m2 of floor space. The Centre's extensive facilities are continuously being updated to meet research and test requirements of industrial clients.
Find out more by visiting the Wolfson Centre webpages