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The Carriage House Inn

Course 1 - Slurry Pumps

This expanded course will cover the specification, operation and maintenance of slurry pumps used in a wide variety of applications. The focus will be on the differences between slurry and non-slurry pumping applications, with many real-world examples given.

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Course 1 - Slurry Pumps
Course 1 - Slurry Pumps

Time & Location

May 09, 2024, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MDT

The Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB T2H 0M4, Canada

About the event

Description:

This expanded course will cover the specification, operation and maintenance of slurry pumps used in a wide variety of applications. The focus will be on the differences between slurry and non-slurry pumping applications, with many real-world examples given. This course is intended for engineers and technicians who are involved in the specification, reliability improvement or operation of slurry pumping systems.

Course Outline:

  • The basics of slurry pipeline flow, including settling and non-settling slurries and deposition velocity
  • Slurry classification and its impact on pump selection
  • Construction and operation of both centrifugal and positive-displacement slurry pumps
  • The recommendations contained in ANSI/HI Standard 12.1-12.6-2011 "Rotodynamic (Centrifugal) Slurry Pumps"
  • System curves and slurry system hydraulic design
  • How to interpret multi-speed slurry pump performance curves
  • The effect of solids size and concentration on both pump operation and pump wear
  • Slurry pump operation monitoring techniques, and detection of incipient failure
  • Wear measurement and interpretation of pump wear patterns
  • Total cost of operation, versus capital costs
  • Dredge pumping 
  • Froth pumping
  • Relative merits of different sealing and gland water control systems

Instructor:

Dan Wolfe, P.Eng.

Senior Associate - Mechanical, Syncrude Research

Dan Wolfe is a Specialist Mechanical Engineer at Syncrude R&D. Since starting his engineering career in the downstream oil industry in 2000, Dan has gained experience in a variety of areas, including Catalytic Cracker, Sulphur Recovery and Utility Plant operations. With Syncrude since 2007, Dan has focused on health monitoring and reliability improvement of equipment such as centrifuges, crushers, heavy hauler engines and slurry pumps, piping and screens. Dan has studied wear in oil sands applications extensively, and has published several papers and patents on the topic. A graduate of McMaster University, Dan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

If you can’t find Dan, he is probably out for a run – a bad habit he acquired during Covid. He has completed five marathons so far, and is probably training for the next one, despite his better judgement.

Cancellation Policy 

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Schedule


  • 30 minutes

    Arrival and Check-In


  • 3 hours

    Course 1 - Slurry Pumps - Morning Session

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    $630.00
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