A first slurry standard and some implications for paste application
2007 (English)In: Paste 2007: proceedings of the tenth International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings / [ed] Andy Fourie; Richard Jewell, Perth: Australian Centre for Geomechanics, 2007, 153-162 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The Hydraulic Institute has just completed the task of developing a new ANSI/HI standard on Rotodynamic (Centrifugal) Slurry Pumps covering nomenclature, definitions, applications, and operation. The standard provides examples of all the different types of pumps available and has an extensive section on definitions. Slurries and their effect on performance and wear are covered. A slurry service class is established which then is used to limit velocities and head produced per pump to give acceptable wear. A special section deals with mechanical seals and a new method for determining flange loads is presented and guidelines are given for commissioning, start-up etc.The head limits and the performance derating are of special interest when centrifugal slurry pumps are applied to thickened tailings and paste-like slurries. For Newtonian liquids, the Hydraulic Institute's Viscosity Correction Method (ANSI/HI 2004) provides a procedure widely used for viscous effects on the performance. For the homogeneous flow of viscous slurries, the new slurry standard refers to an applicable viscosity to use with the method and to "consult the pump manufacturer for guidance regarding non-Newtonian slurry pump performance."Experimental performance results are presented here and applied to the viscosity correction method for a simulated tailings product slurry characterized by a fully sheared yield stress of about 100 Pa, evaluated from pipeline data. The pump was a GIW-LCC type three-vane all metal unit with a 0.3m-diameter impeller having an open shroud with a simple auger-like inducer. Results are also given for an underground hydraulic fill product characterized by a Newtonian kinematic viscosity which is 1300 times that for water. The different results obtained here point out the strong influence the rheological behavior has on the choice of pump size and the power requirement.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Perth: Australian Centre for Geomechanics, 2007. 153-162 p.
Research subject Water Resources Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31785Local ID: 610012f0-c025-11dc-b185-000ea68e967bISBN: 975675656OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-31785DiVA: diva2:1005019
International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings : 13/03/2007 - 15/03/2007
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