specialises in design, commissioning and operation of the whole range of slurry systems.
provide design information for each project, SlurrySystems laboratory facilities
include test equipment and procedures for determining rheology, solids SG, particle size,
slurry settling behaviour, pipe corrosion rates and pipeline erosive wear and operability.
Pilot plant support equipment is also available.
150 Litre capacity Wheelstand Rig for pipe wear and solids attrition measurements and
rheology variations with transport difference.
Based on SlurrySystems combined staff experience of over 60 years in slurry pipeline
design tests, using this equipment provides all of the information required to design a
slurry pipeline. For example, the 156 km Ok Tedi Copper Concentrate Pipeline in Papua New
Guinea was designed from tests conducted on a 2´ 20 litre
representative samples in SlurrySystems laboratory.
During the past 20 years, over 200 different slurries have been tested in
SlurrySystems laboratory and the results used either to design new pipeline systems
or as an aid in technical evaluation of the performance of existing systems.
SlurrySystems existing data bank from testing slurries, together with correlation
of data from the operation of systems, provides a unique platform for design and
evaluation of slurry pipelines and other plant.