BULK ASIA 2005, a retrospect

BULK ASIA 2005, the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition for Handling, Processing, Storing and transporting Bulk Materials concluded on 18th Nov, 2005 at Renaissance Mumbai Hotel and Convention Centre, Mumbai, India.

The 3 day event witnessed world renowned experts from the field of bulk world sharing their bulk handling knowledge.The main highlight of the 3 day seminar was the launch of the Indian Society for Bulk Solids Handling(ISBSH) by Mr Ishwar G Mulani, Advisor / Consultant for Bulk Material Handling System & Issues.

The ISBSH is a Society formed for the propagation and development of science and technology in the field of Bulk Solids Handling Systems and Equipment the need was felt to have in India a registered body to act as a forum for all manufacturers, users, consultants, individuals, technologists, scientists, students and universities for the acquisition and dissemination of information related to the Bulk Solids Handling industry. This Forum will enable the members to benefit from the experience of other members so that the general pool of technology is augmented and built-up. The society will serve as an exchange house for practical technical information to help members operate their bulk solids systems and equipment to their maximum efficiency and utility.

The activities of the ISBSH will be managed and directed by the Governing Council.

The 3 day seminar had the following papers:

Mr Lawrence Nordell - Conveyor Dynamics , Inc , USA
Keynote Address

Dr David Mills - Pneumatic Conveying Consultant , UK
Paper: Understanding Dense and Dilute Phase Pneumatic Conveying

Mr Rene Bontemps - Fischbein S.A , Belgium
Paper: Latest Developments in "Open Mouth" Bag Closing Technology

Mr Jim Scotland - Malvern Instruments Ltd , UK
Paper: Optimisation of Particulate Processes using Online Particle Sizing

Prof.dr.ir Gabriel Lodewijks - Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Paper:The Application of Fuzzy Logic in Belt Conveyor Inspection Tools

Dr Biplab Dutta - TEL - TEK , Norway
Paper:The Basics of Silo Design for Free Flow of Bulk Materials

Mr Paul Anderson - UBC Worldbulk , Europe paper:Logistics of Bulk Materials Transport using Linered Containers

Mr Rusly Gunawan -Martin Engineering USA.
Paper:New Generation Systems for Conveying Bulk Materials

Dr Craig Wheeler - The University of Newcastle , Australia
WORKSHOP: Overview of Static Belt Conveyor Design and the Influence of Key Conveyor Parameters

Prof.dr.ir Gabriel Lodewijks - Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands WORKSHOP: Dynamics and Automation of Belt Conveyor Systems

Mr Kunal Mukherjee - Phoenix Yule Limited, India Paper: Achieving Material Handling Economy by Optimising Conveyor Belt Selection

Prof.dr.ir Gabriel Lodewijks - Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Paper: Agent Based Intelligent Belt Conveyor Monitoring

Dr Kim law - Hatch Associates Pvt Ltd , Australia Paper:Foundation for Rapid Performance Improvement of a Bulk Material Handling Facility

Dr V.K Agarwal - Indian Institute of Technology , India
Paper: Improved Bend Geometry for Enhanced Erosion Resistance in Pneumatic Conveying Systems

Mr Dieter M Blaufelder - Hoerbiger KT Asia Services Private Limited , Singapore Paper: Efficient Dust Explosion Protection

Prof.dr.ir Gabriel Lodewijks - Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Paper: Drive Force and Belt Wear in a Decentralised Driven Belt Conveyor

Mr Lyn Bates - Ajax Equipment Limited , United Kingdom
WORKSHOP: Avoiding and Correcting Operating Problems with Screw Feeders

Dr David Mills - Pneumatic Conveying Consultant , UK
WORKSHOP: Troubleshooting Pneumatic Conveying Systems

Mr Lyn Bates - Ajax Equipment Limited , United Kingdom Paper: Better Belt Conveying - Know your Materials

Mr Dieter Neuschutz - Buhler AG , Switzerland Paper: State of the Art Grain handling

Mr Sairaman - GE Energy , INDIA Paper: Pleated Filter Elements - A Proven solution to ventilator problems in Barge Unloading and Pneumatic Conveying Applications

Mr Balan Velan - Scorpio Engineering Pvt Ltd , India
Paper: Selection of In-plant Bulk Handling Systems and Equipments

Mr Walter Tuerk - Bulk Flow Technologies Inc Ltd , Canada
Paper: Indirect Cooling of Bulk Solids , a New and Efficient Technology

Dr Craig Wheeler - The University of Newcastle , Australia
Paper: Experimental Simulation of Conveyor Belt Cleaning

Dr Kishore Shrivastava - North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology , India Paper: Determination of Optimum Particle Size for Economical Pneumatic Conveyors

Mr Nikolai Jorgensen - Svendborg Brakes A/S , Denmark
Paper:Hydraulic Disk Brakes with Intelligent Brake Controllers for Belt Conveying Drives

Dr Sandor Varadi - Budapest University of Technology and Economics , Hungary WORKSHOP : Air Lift Design Parameters