Slurry transportation in a pipeline poses unique hydraulic and operational challenges which need to be carefully designed for and operationally managed. Pump hydraulic performance is degraded when solids are present and general pipeline hydraulic behavior can be significantly impacted by the slurry rheological properties.
Purple Mountain is uniquely qualified to assist in evaluating slurry systems based on our experience implementing slurry transportation correlations in AFT Fathom – Slurry Module and AFT Impulse - Slurry Module (pipe flow modeling software from Applied Flow Technology). The specific slurry services Purple Mountain offers are as follows:
- Steady state and transient slurry modeling
- Settling and non-settling slurry hydraulics
- Slurry rheological properties assistance