The hydraulic transportation of solids in pipelines involves many problems. The non-Newtonian flow characteristics are not known with sufficient accuracy allowing for a fine design of long-distance pipeline. The experimental plant presented in this paper includes a laboratory and a testing bench of 3 loops with diameters of 2, 4 and 8 inches respectively. The test-loops are fully equipped with instrumentation for pressure, head losses, flow rate, concentration measurements and for tests of any solid product transportation. The three test-loops can be used independently and tests with different diameters of pipe can lead to a good approach of similitude laws. Tests of equipment such as valves, pumps, flowmeter, concentration meter etc., can be carried out with this installation. Some results of high concentration transportation of some materials, paper pulp, coal, iron-ore are presented.

  • 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:
    • Nguyen, V T
    • Gruat, J
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Hydrodynamics Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper F4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM