Can FluidFlow be used to model a settling slurry?

Yes. FluidFlow includes five pressure loss correlations for modelling settling slurry piping systems. Unique to FluidFlow is the ability to model slurries which exhibit a combination of settling and non-settling slurry flow behaviour. This means Engineers don’t have to make the difficult choice of modelling a slurry as either settling or non-settling when in fact it may exhibit properties of both flow regimes.

Users can choose from a total of five correlations when modelling settling slurry systems. When developing the model, the software will enunciate warning messages to assist the engineer in developing an efficient system design. This includes messages identifying the risk of saltation or, pipe blockage.

FluidFlow includes four correlation options for calculating deposition velocity and three options for analyzing the pump performance de-rating.