With five possible flow regimes to choose from for slurry transport, selecting just one can require consideration. Fortunately, one of these regimes has a simple criterion: a ratio of the particle diameter to the pipe diameter.
The diameter of a slurry pipeline is an important factor in a design and an operation of a pipeline and pump system connected with a dredger. However, the effect of pipe diameter on the slurry flow behaviour (frictional head losses, specific energy consumption, deposition limit velocity) is not
Numerical Simulation of the Development of Density Waves in a Long Pipeline and the Dynamic System B
Slurry transport is used in dredging and mining to transport solid/liquid mixtures over a long distance and very frequently multiple pumps are utilised.