External Courses

TUNRA Bulk Solids' Intensive Short Courses aim to provide delegates knowledge of basic principles and the latest in industry best practice over a two or three day period.

Pneumatic Conveying 2-Day Short Course

TUNRA Bulk Solids in conjunction with the Centre for Bulk Solids & Particulate Technologies will be running a 2-Day Pneumatic Conveying Course at The University of Newcastle from 10th - 11th July 2017. Professor George Klinzing from the University of Pittsburgh will be a special guest presenter. For Further information please contact Danielle.Harris@newcastle.edu.au

The course brochure for the event can be found here

Grain Handling 2-Day Short Course

TUNRA Bulk Solids will be running a 2-Day Grain Handling Course at The University of Newcastle from 26th - 27th July 2017. For Further information please contact Danielle.Harris@newcastle.edu.au

The course brochure for the event can be found  here

Bulk Solids Handling - Storage, Feeding, Transfer, Belt Conveying

Held twice per year in Australia in Queensland (Brisbane or the Gold Coast) and Western Australia (Perth)

Our next course will be held at the Mercure in Perth from the 14th to the 16th of November 2017.​ 

The course brochure for the event can be found here

Key learning outcomes:

  • Basic principles of handling plant design
  • Bulk solids 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 conveyor belt interactions - review of basic design procedures

Transfer Chutes - Design, Modeling and Optimisation

NEXT COURSE: TBC

Key learning outcomes:

  • Design principles for favourable transfer chute design
  • Bulk solid material properties and testing procedures required for design and fow analysis
  • Application of material properties in the design process including liner selection
  • Influence of bulk solid material and conveyor belt interaction prior to and post transfer
  • Transition zone and discharge trajectory considerations
  • Chute flow problems due to adhesion and wear
  • Dynamic modeling of transfer chute components for optimum accelerated flow
  • Optimising transfer chute design for feeding and transfer
  • Practical implementation of continuum mechanics analysis
  • Dust control during the transfer and redirection process
  • Optimising chute geometry for controlled wear in the flow zone and at the belt feed point
  • Overview of the principles of DEM and CFD analysis
  • Application of DEM and CFD in transfer chute design

An example of a course brochure for a previous even can be found here.