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Conveyor Design, Conveyor Dynamic Analysis, Belt Conveyors, DEM Chute Design,
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Helix deltaQ Pipe Networks  Slurries
deltaQ
can model Heterogeneous settling slurries
with Newtonian fluid properties and also nonNewtonian Homogenous
Slurries such as Bingham Plastic type Slurries.
Heterogeneous (Settling) Slurry

Homogenous NonNewtonian Slurry 


Settling
Slurry System Curve showing duty point below optimum flow rate to prevent settling. 
Homogenous Slurry System curve showing laminar and Turbulent flow regions. You can model Bingham
and pseudoplastic slurries using deltaQ.

Features of the Helix deltaQ program relating to Slurries

Design and Solve Complex Slurry Pipe System Networks.

Model Slurry Transport, Plant Slurry Systems, Mill Circuits, CCD Thickener Systems,
Tailings Disposal, Mine Backfill, Process Solution Systems, Lime Neutralisation Systems
with ease.

The program can model Heterogeneous
settling slurries with Newtonian fluid properties and also nonNewtonian Homogenous
and Bingham Plastic type Slurries.

The program uses a minimum of slurry
input data for each type of slurry. Rheological data is required for nonNewtonian
slurries.

Calculates Settling Velocity for Heterogeneous
slurries and Critical Velocity for NonNewtonian Bingham type Slurries.

The program produces warnings if low
flow velocities will result in slurry particle settlement. For NonNewtonian
slurries, if shear rates are too low to produce flow, a blocked pipe condition
is simulated in the network with an accompanying warning flag.
 Pump Performance Correction
factors are calculated by the
program depending on slurry particle size, concentration by volume and particle
SG.

Pipe System curves are drawn
showing system resistance curve, settling slurry resistance curve and flow
duty point. For Bingham slurries, the laminar plug flow resistance curve
is drawn This allows you to size each pipe correctly to ensure most economical operation
and to avoid blocked pipe conditions.

Drag and Drop Network components onto
the screen for quick and easy network creation.

Calculate
Fitting Losses using the standard K value method or the Kf method which compensates
for fluid viscosity and turbulence.

Setup individual Fluids and properties
in each pipe  Model real world process lows with different slurries in the same
network.
For example, you may
have a concentrated slurry in one pipe flowing into a junction with a water pipe
(or pipes) and dilute slurry flowing through the network from that point onwards.

Include Networks with unknown pressure
nodes and unknown flow nodes or any combination of the two.

Model slurry networks containing any
number of pumps, Hoppers, Tanks, junctions and outlet nozzles.
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