Slurry Pipeline Systems Course

The next Slurry Pipeline Systems Course is scheduled for September 27-30, 2022 in Saskatoon, SK. Register now. For more information, view the course brochure. We anticipate this course will fill quickly.

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.

Location: TBD



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.

Get educated on slurry pipeline transportation. Contact us today to learn about upcoming course offerings or to book an in-house version of SRC's slurry course.

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.