Multi-Species Model Course

SRC offers an online, one-day advanced training course on its Multi-Species Model (PipeFlow M1.0).

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A prerequisite for the Multi-Species Course is the SRC/Paterson & Cooke Slurry Pipeline Systems Course, as the Multi-Species Course will only provide a short refresher of that content prior to introducing the new model. 

Overview: In 2013, SRC completed a study funded by a multi-client group that led to the development of a Multi-Species Model (PipeFlow M1.0), which provides friction loss and deposition velocity predictions for slurries with broad particle size and density distributions, and represents a significant leap forward in slurry pipeline modelling techniques. This model is also capable of making predictions for the turbulent flow of settling slurries with yield stresses. 

who should attend

All professionals who are involved with solids handling in the mining and mineral processing industries and who have taken the SRC/P&C Slurry Pipeline Systems Course or an in-house SRC Slurry Pipeline Course.

Course Content

  • A refresher on:
    • SRC slurry classification system
    • Friction losses
    • Minimum operating velocities
  • Introduction and training on the SRC Multi-Species PipeFlow M1.0 Model for slurry flow calculations
  • Examples and sample calculations to illustrate key concepts


  • Dr. Sean Sanders, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Dr. Ryan Spelay, SRC Pipe Flow Technology CentreTM, Saskatoon, SK

Course Requirements

  • A calculator is required for the design sessions.
  • A computer is required to run the SRC PipeFlow Model software and participate in the course.
  • Microsoft Teams will be used to broadcast the course.