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Samples for testing should be sent to:

Bulk Materials Engineering Australia
University of Wollongong
Northfields Avenue
Wollongong N.S.W. 2522, Australia
Attention: Laboratory Manager
Tel 02 4239 2306 or 02 4221 3491


Sample size

For Flow Property Testing approximately 20 litres of the minus 4 mm fraction of the bulk solid generally are required.


For DE Simulation Calibration Testing usually 100-150 litres of minus 50mm product are required


For Pneumatic Conveying Testing the size of the sample varies from about 200 litres to
3000 litres depending upon the conditions and rigs being tested.


For large samples, the preferred containers are bulk bags, provided capacity does not exceed 1 m3, bags have bottom-discharge opening and bags are shipped on pallets (mass of each pallet not exceeding 1 tonne).

Bulk Materials Engineering Australia (BMEATM), 2012