A PRACTICAL SOLUTION TO PUMPING AN ABRASIVE SLURRY

The paper describes the approach taken in the design and construction of a solids pumping system conveying a mixture of coarse kaolinite, fine quartz and mica. Because of the abrasive nature of the slurry, the reasons for choosing the Mars type positive displacement pump and lining the steel pipes with a castable polyurethane are given. The pumping arrangements necessary to avoid blockages, when pumping a fast settling slurry and the operating and maintenance experiences are outlined as well as giving the running costs as a function of slurry density and discharge pressures.

  • 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:
    • Sambells, D F
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Hydrodynamics Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper J1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM