COSIA Laminar Flow Research

March 25, 2015

Canadian Natural Resources Limited along with Tailings EPA members Imperial, Shell Canada, Suncor Energy, Syncrude Canada and Teck with industry partner Paterson and Cooke has engaged SRC to research the behaviour of slurry pipelines operating in laminar flow. 

The research will be used to improve understanding of laminar flow and work toward the development of a reliable model for laminar operation of slurry pipelines that could be used to design pipelines that can effectively transport thickened tailings. This tool would improve pipeline design and operation, making them more energy efficient, more reliable and reduce costs.

Learn more about the COSIA collaboration and SRC's laminar flow research

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