This free training course discuss how trajectories and flow paths influence material behavior within transfer chute geometries and arrangements.
Over three sessions, you will develop key skills to assess flow regimes of bulk solid materials handling and learn how to apply this knowledge to operational management, including:
- Conveyor run-off (mis-tracking) and spillage
- Dust emissions
- Build-up and blockage
- Chute and belt wear
- Blending and homogeneity
Select fit-for-purpose transfer chute specifications for optimum flow, continuous operation, and integrated belt conveying system performance.
In this short training, transfer chute design and simulation are presented by relating material characteristics to physical flow properties. We’ll also cover their use in applying engineering mechanics (the continuum approach), and Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) simulations.
The sessions are supplemented with laboratory-scale validation and full-scale examples verified through field application. The course also presents a framework to balance stakeholder and project demands and how to anticipate and provide solutions to challenging problems.
Who should attend:
Engineers, researchers, designers, and managers involved in the design, maintenance, and operation of conveying systems and transfer chutes in the mining, minerals, and resources sectors.
Session 1 – Design Principles, Modelling and Practice
Session 2 – Calibration Methods
Session 3 – Dust, Wear and Attrition