WORLD'S FIRST IRON ORE SLURRY LINE IS COMPLETED

It takes about 14 hours for the slurry, which has a solids content of about 60%, to travel through the 53 mi 9 in. pipeline from the concentrating plant to the pelletizing plant located at Port Latta on Tasmania's North coast in Australia. The pumping station at the feed end of the pipeline, 90% of which is buried, is equipped with four 600 hp positive displacement pumps. The iron ore concentrate, pulverized to the consistency of talcum powder and mixed in a slurry, is about twice the weight of water.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oildom Publishing Company

    1217 Kennedy Boulevard
    Bayonne, NJ  USA  04002
  • Authors:
    • Klinger Jr, O
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

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  • Accession Number: 00056050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM