DESIGN OF A SLURRY LOOP FOR CUTTINGS TRANSPORT STUDIES IN HARD ROCK DRILLING APPLICATIONS

World Mining Congress
Transportation of fluid and slurry (fluid and solid particle mixtures) in a pipe and annulus space has been the focus of numerous studies. There are different parameters to be considered when studying slurry transportation. These include slurry velocity or flow rates; fluid properties such as density and rheology; and solid particle properties including concentration, density, shape and size. Also the angle of the flow conduit, rotation of the pipe and possible eccentricity of the annulus are other factors which influence slurry transport characteristics.
Keywords: flow; Drilling; Slurry; transport; Pipe; particles; Fluids; fluid flow;
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