THE POTENTIAL OF HELICALLY RIBBED PIPES FOR SOLIDS TRANSPORT

Hydraulic data have been obtained for the transport of one type of uniformly graded sand in nominal 6-inch-diameter spirally ribbed ABS pipes with pitch-to-diameter ratios varying from 1.8 to 11 and also for a smooth pipe. The pitch-to-diameter ratio requiring the minimum specific energy consumption was found to be about 8 for this particular type of sand. Similarly, experiments were carried out with the same sand in a smooth 2-inch acrylic pipe and in 2-inch acrylic pipes with pitch-to-diameter ratios of 4.8, 7.8 and 11. Again the pipe with the pitch-to-diameter ratio of 7.8 was found to be the most efficient hydraulically for transportation of the sand slurry. The possible application of ribbed pipes are discussed briefly. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

    906-1117 Ste Catherine Street, West
    Montreal 110, PQ  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Schriek, W
    • Smith, L G
    • Haas, D B
    • Husband, WHW
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Accession Number: 00097947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM