Pipe Flow Technology Centre™

SRC’s Pipe Flow Technology Centre™ is acknowledged as an international leader in its field. Our employees offer an unparalleled degree of experience in assisting industry with practical pipeline applications.

Slurry Pipeline Systems Course 

This course is now full, but please click on the link below to be added to the waitlist. 

May 7-10, 2024 in Saskatoon, SK.

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SRC and CIM Magazine have teamed up to offer webinars designed to help mining operations better understand their slurries, showcasing our experts and research.


Our Services

The Pipe Flow Technology Centre™ is fully equipped to enable full-scale physical modelling of the complex pipe flow behaviour of slurries and crude oil mixtures. Actual pipe flow conditions are obtained in a laboratory environment where temperature, flowrate and mixture composition can be controlled, and instrument performance can be optimized.


Working with Industry

SRC's RD&D in pipe flow technology helps resource industries expand the horizons of how and where they operate. We conduct commercial-scale studies of clients' concepts for safe, cost-effective:

  • Extraction
  • Transportation
  • Processing
  • Waste disposal of mineral and oil resources

Our clients, large and small, understand how the power of pipe flow technology can transform the way they do business. Since 1967, we have collaborated with Canada's resource industries on a range of ground-breaking pipeline and fluid mechanics applications. A few examples are:

  • Hydrotransport of oil sand slurries to enable remote mining
  • Horizontal well recovery and production of heavy oil
  • Paste backfill disposal of industrial tailings

Emerging Areas

Pipe Flow’s services continue to grow in new directions. Recent areas of development at the facility include:

  • High-temperature processes
  • Pipeline integrity systems testing
  • Industrial waste water treatment

How can SRC’s Pipe Flow Technology Centre™ help your business? Contact us today.

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Pipe Flow Technology Centre



Bay 1 & 2, 820 51st Street, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 0X8