Module 2: Testing and Evaluation of Slurry

Objective: To provide an overview of the testing parameters and data evaluation used for the FIPR research project

Session A: Testing and Evaluation of Slurry
35 minutes - L. Whitlock

  • Closed loop lab testing
  • Field testing
  • Instruments and data acquisition
  • Slurry sizing, sampling, and degradation
  • Video demonstration of GIW pilot testing loop

Session B: Effect of Slurries on Pump Performance  
11 minutes - A. Sellgren

  • Effect of slurries on performance – settling and non-settling

What's the Best Way to Measure Pipeline Flow?

One of the most important things to know when you’re operating a pipeline is the flow rate, which is typically measured in gallons per minute (gpm).

Although many methods for measuring flow exist, slurry pump engineers typically rely on one of two common tools: a magnetic flow meter or a Doppler meter.