For continuous slurry pipelining the pumps require an adequate reserve of slurry in a homogeneous condition. Slurry storage is thus an essential part of slurry pumping. Slurry storage includes many of the same problems encountered in pumping such as particle size, density, abrasion, settling rates, velocities, and volumes. Slurry storage is an established process which has been used in the mineral processing industry for many years. Most problems are known and solutions have been developed. Some typical problems encountered in large volume slurry holding agitators are discussed together with various factors which should be considered. Case history examples of how the solids were maintained in suspension in large holding agitators assist pipelining engineers to relate known conditions to projected operations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at HYDROTRANSPORT 3--Third International Conference on the Hydraulic Transport of Solids in Pipes, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., May 15-17, 1974. Sponsored by BHRA Fluid Engineering. Complete set of Conference papers available for $45.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois Street
    Golden, CO  United States  80401
  • Authors:
    • Harrah, H W
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Hydrodynamics Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper B4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM