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Transportation of Iron Ore by Slurry
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1972 by SAE International in United States
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Transportation of solid materials by pipeline is, of course, not a new development. In the 1950's a 108 mile pipeline was constructed from Cadiz, Ohio to Cleveland transporting approximately one million tons per year of coal to a public utility plant. This line was discontinued in the 60's having served its purpose of forcing a reduction in the rail rate. A 72 mile pipeline is in operation transporting 800 tons of gilsonite per day from a mine in northeastern Utah to a refinery in western Colorado. Other applications are, a 14 mile copper concentrates pipeline in Chile and several pipelines of up to 16 miles in length transporting uranium bearing gold tailings in South Africa (1). Other recent additions to this list would be the 273 mile Black Mesa coal pipeline serving the Four Corners generating plant and the 54 mile Savage River, Tasmania iron ore pipeline. Additionally, development of the pelletizing process which transforms relatively low grade iron ore into high iron content pellets for blast furnace burden requires pipeline transportation of fine ground ore in slurry form throughout the process.
CitationDowner, H., "Transportation of Iron Ore by Slurry," SAE Technical Paper 720566, 1972, https://doi.org/10.4271/720566.
- The transportation of Solids in Steel Pipelines Colorado School of Mines Research Foundation, Inc. Boulder, Colorado 1963
- Evaluation of Basic Slurry Properties as Design Criteria for the MARCONAFLO System 70th Annual Meeting American Institute of Chemical Engineers Atlantic City, N.J. August 31 1971
- MARCONAFLO And Its Use In New Mineral Developments 73rd Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Quebec City, Canada April 26-28 1971
- Marine Transportation of Mineral Slurries San Francisco, California Oct. 10 1970