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.
- 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.
Colorado School of Mines1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO USA 80401
- Kakka, R S
- Publication Date: 1974-5
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Flow; Pipe flow; Slurry; Slurry pipelines; Solids; Velocity
- Uncontrolled Terms: Flow velocity
- Old TRIS Terms: Pipeline flow theory; Solids concentration (Slurries)
- Subject Areas: Design; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- 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