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Solids Handling and Processing 2015

Date 10 June 2015
- 10 June 2015
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1st International Conference on Solids Handling and Process Engineering

09-10 June 2015| TBA, South Africa

For the first time in South Africa, we will bring together both solids handling and processing experts and practitioners from industry and the scientific community. It will provide an excellent opportunity to see the latest and emerging technologies and also exchange ideas and experiences.

Other benefits of participating include:
• Increased awareness of industrial applications, problems, requirements, equipment,
   instrumentation and control
• Increased understanding and knowledge of industrial problems and possible solutions to
  increase reliability and efficiency
• Future research and development directions and projects
• Increased awareness of 'academic' expertise, capabilities and achievements
• Increased industry/scientific networks, linkages and relationships.

We will cover issues relevant to all industries that rely on solids handling processing and handling (e.g. power, smelting, refining, iron and steel, food, chemical, agriculture, etc.), but will also have a special

Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact:
Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

The objective of the first international SHAPE conference is to integrate designing, engineering and operational aspects of both the Processing and Handling Plants. This integration can pay handsome dividends by ensuring efficient, reliable and sustainable supply of bulk solid materials.

Who should attend
The conference should be of interest to the following people:

• Mechanical Engineers
• Metallurgical Engineers
• Mining Engineers
• Geologists
• Chemical Engineers
• Process Engineers
• Civil Engineers
• Academics and Researchers
• Engineering and Plant Managers
• Environmental Engineers
• Project Engineers

Papers are invited on the following topics:

- Integrating scientific/industry communities
- Advanced modelling and design techniques
- Computer simulations and validations
- Innovations and new technologies in processing and handling
- Advances in control, measurement and instrumentation
- Improving energy efficiency
- Particle and powder technology
- Particle and bulk characterisation
- Nanoparticle technology
- Design and production of particulates
- Size enlargement and reduction
- Solids and minerals processing
- Drying and cooling
- Processing/handling of fine ore and sticky bulk materials
- Fluidisation
- Segregation and mixing
- Separation and classification
- Flotation plant design and performance
- Particle attrition and quality control
- Storage and flow
- System and component wear
- Mining and minerals processing operations
- Ports, terminal and shipping
- Mechanical conveying and feeding
- Pneumatic, hydraulic and capsule conveying
- Environmental aspects and dust hazards
- Industrial case studies and workshops

Registration Fees



Registration Fee   SAIMM Members


Registration Fee - Non SAIMM Members


Registration Fee - Student/ Retired Members


Please note:
- Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2015, for 
  attending this event
- Registration fee does not include accommodation
- Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
- Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event 

Key Dates
16 Oct 2014                   Submission of abstracts
23 Oct 2014                   Acceptance of abstracts
02 Feb 2015                   Submission of papers
09-10 June 2015            Conference

Call for papers
The Conference is being organised by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and papers are invited for the Conference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:
Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923