Slurry Pipeline Systems Course

Slurry Pipeline Systems Course 

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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.


SRC and Paterson and Cooke have joined forces to offer a comprehensive course in slurry pipeline design and operation. SRC has conducted hundreds of slurry pipeline RD&D programs and has developed a primarily mechanistic model describing the pipeline flow of settling slurries. Paterson and Cooke is an internationally recognized firm that has designed numerous slurry handling installations throughout the world.

The course focuses on applying the basic principles of slurry pipeline flows to actual design situations, including conventional slurry and thickened slurry (paste) systems. This course will provide an excellent opportunity for people involved in slurry transportation to meet in an informal environment, to share experiences and to foster a uniform technical language and approach for slurry flow analysis.

Next Course: TBD

Location: Innovation Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada


Who should attend

All professionals involved in solids handling in the mining, chemical, industrial and engineering fields, who have not previously taken the Slurry Pipeline Systems Course. Previous courses have been attended by: process engineers, equipment reliability and maintenance engineers, mining engineers, metallurgists, consulting engineers and equipment suppliers.

Looking for educational opportunities in slurry pipeline transportation? Contact us today to learn about upcoming course offerings or to book an in-house version of SRC's slurry course.


What people are saying

Over 1,000 students have taken this course in the last 25 years! 

"I very much appreciated that your instructors explained the complex theories like boundary layer on the first day. Sean, Ryan and Rob did an amazing job." - Saeed Danaei


"Dr. Sanders was amazing in explaining the SRC calculators and its industrial use. This course is a must have for slurries systems pipeline design." - Anupam Kumar


"The course is comprehensive, including a broad range of theoretical and practical information. The course organization was very good and the presenters did awesome work on sharing all the required info to the audience." - Mugurel Munteanu 


course content

  • Rheology: Newtonian and non-Newtonian slurries
  • Friction losses for fine-particle (homogeneous) and coarse-particle (settling) slurries
  • Minimum operating velocities
  • Use of the SRC Pipe Flow Model for slurry flow calculations
  • Slurry pump performance and selection criteria
  • Hydraulic design of slurry systems
  • Class examples to illustrate key concepts
  • Laboratory measurements and data analysis (conducted at SRC’s Pipe Flow Technology Centre™)



Course registration includes

  • Pipe Flow Model software to assist with the design calculations
  • Comprehensive course notes
  • Copies of the course presentation material
  • Hands-on laboratory data collection and analysis, conducted at SRC’s Pipe Flow Technology Centre™
  • Lunch and coffee/tea breaks
  • Casual reception TBD


You Will Need To Bring

  • A calculator is required for the design sessions.
  • A laptop computer is required to run the SRC Pipe Flow Model software.
  • PPE is required for visiting SRC’s facility.


Course Instructors

  • Dr. Robert Cooke, Paterson & Cooke • Denver, CO, USA
  • Dr. Sean Sanders, University of Alberta • Edmonton, AB
  • Dr. Ryan Spelay, SRC Pipe Flow Technology Centre™ • Saskatoon, SK


Multi-Species Model Course 

SRC also offers a one-day advanced training course on the new PipeFlow M1.0 Multi-Species model. A prerequisite for the Multi-Species course is either the SRC/Paterson & Cooke Slurry Pipeline Systems Course or the in-house, SRC-instructed version of the Slurry Pipeline Systems Course. Visit the course page to learn more.