REVIEW OF INSTRUMENTS FOR MEASURING FLOW RATE AND SOLIDS CONCENTRATION IN STEELWORKS SLURRY PIPELINE

The transport of bulk solids by hydraulic pipeline is now a well established technique but control, for both operational and commercial purposes, could be improved if the right type of instruments were employed. Instruments are required for measuring the flow rate of the slurry and its solids concentration. Difficulty is experienced with steelworks applications because of the high accuracy required for commercial purposes and because of the large number of variable factors involved. This report reviews the available techniques, which include counter-flow, magnetic induction, cross-correlation, electrical conductivity, gamma-ray and neutron-moderation. At present the only suitable instruments are the magnetic flow meter for measurement of flow velocity and the gamma-ray density meter for solids concentration. Even with these, experimental evaluation under simulated conditions is required.

  • 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  USA  80401
  • Authors:
    • Kakka, R S
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Hydrodynamics Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper F6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM