Pipe design for improved particle distribution and reduced wear
Particle-laden fluids are common in coal processing plants: in fact it is difficult to imagine a plant which would not require water-borne slurry of one description or another. The conveyance of such liquids in conventional pipes has been studied in some depth over the years in a variety of different contexts and since Durands influential work in 1953 on the critical velocities required in pipes, the pace of experimental work has increased to satisfy the demands of industry for efficiency and low cost. In practice pipe ranges must be designed to minimize capital cost while fulfilling operational needs. This report describes a novel approach to these, often conflicting, requirements in the form of swirl-inducing pipes. The study of the body of published information, including custom and practice in European coal industries is an essential precursor to this approach and it forms the first of the aims of the project.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17975 EN, (1999) 147pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5781-6
Record Number: 199911005 / Last updated on: 1999-07-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en