Tailings Testing Capabilities

SRC’s Pipe Flow Technology CentreTM works with industry to trial tailings management solutions. Our experts use a variety of equipment at lab and pilot-scale (including tanks, pumps, deposition columns and a 15 m long x 0.75 m wide x 1.6 m high open channel flume, equipped with instrumentation to detect pore pressure and density variations in test materials) for tailings management technology tests.

Additional equipment includes a pilot-scale thickener, mini-thickeners and a smaller 8 m long x 0.25 m wide x 0.5 m high adjustable angle flume apparatus. 

SRC’s tailings work includes:

  • Pipeline transport in both turbulent and laminar flow
  • In-line flocculation methods
  • Thickener, hydrocyclone piloting
  • Dewatering
  • Consolidation and deposition
  • Open channel flow
  • Beaching
  • Fines capture
  • Instrumentation piloting, testing and verification

Contact us to learn more about this facility. 

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