Slurry & Process Sampling


Slurry stream and process sampling is a difficult procedure to undertake accurately within mineral processing operations. There are many sampling systems on the market including inline fin, side stream and inline to name a few. However, the skill in slurry and process sampling is correctly locating a point where the average mass of the stream is located.

The mass flowing in the pipe has the force of gravity, turbulence of the pipe fixtures, settling velocity profiles and settling frequencies all giving variations to the mass position, in addition to the sampler protrusion into the pipe.

How can FloCEP help?

The FLOprep™ system is an inline device that changes the mass flow profile from a Heterogeneous mixture to a Pseudo-homogeneous mixture thus giving a better mass flow spread across ID of the pipe.

Once the mass spreads across the cross sectional area more evenly, take the sample, take a density reading or install a mag flow. Note: mag flows react negatively to turbulence, except in slurry. Fully or partly stratified flow leads to inaccurate readings especially in a horizontal line.

Our engineers can conduct a full assessment or provide flow modelling to recommend the right product and or changes for your plant.

FLOprep™

The workhorse of the retrofit systems – creates equal solids distribution inside the bulk flow ahead of that stream being split.

FLOdistributor™

Delivers equal solids load reporting to various plant components such as cyclones and various process feed header systems.

FLOdose™

Allows the most intimate contact between carried solids in a slurry and an injected chemical such as floculant, flotation collector, biocides etc.

MAXBEND™

The first-ever ‘cause-focused’ remedy to bend wear.  This is not a ‘barrier’ or a change in metallurgy approach.  MAXBEND reduces the collisions per unit area of the mineral grains on the bend internal wall, allowing previously unheard-of bend life improvements.