Pipeline design characteristics of some industrial paste-like slurries
2005 (English)In: Conference Proceedings - First Extractive Metallurgy Operators' Conference, The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy , 2005, 147-154 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
There is a wide variety of industrial pastes or non-settling slurries pumped in mining, dredging and reclamation projects as products, refuse and tails. The types and/or names of some of the common ones are alumina red mud, phosphate clays, tar sands mature fine tails, tar sands (CT) consolidated clays and fly ash. The pipeline performance or friction of these varies dramatically with the type, its concentration and the particulars of the actual slurry making it difficult to select pumping equipment and to design associated pipelines. The GIW Hydraulic Laboratory in Grovetown Georgia has tested a number of these slurries over the last 30 years for various mining customers. Where available in the public domain and/or where permission has been obtained, the results of those tests are presented in this paper in a form usable for pipeline and pump system designers and users.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy , 2005. 147-154 p.
Research subject Water Resources Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40042Local ID: f03dcbd0-9793-11db-8975-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-40042DiVA: diva2:1013565
Extractive Metallurgy Operators' Conference : 07/11/2005 - 08/11/2005
Godkänd; 2005; 20061230 (ysko)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved