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Understanding slurry valves: A few facts on their manufacturing

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The mining industry employs slurry transport to move partially and fully processed materials, and waste.

However, slurry properties can impact efficient slurry transport by causing serious engineering problems. Factors including particle settling, attrition, pipe/ fitting/ impeller/ valve wear, degradation of flocculated or friable solids, and pump-ability of the slurry are some of the challenges involved in slurry transport, the effects of which can be exacerbated by process or environmental variables, such as temperature, pH or solids loading. Consequences include premature failure of non-slurry specified valves.

Upwey Valve & Engineering (UVE) products are designed to withstand the extreme applications of slurry transport.

Specialising in the design and manufacture of slurry valves and tailings valves, UVE understands the challenges of slurry transport and can offer suitable solutions.

UVE’s Australian manufactured range of valves can be customised to specific requirements in carbon steel, stainless steel, duplex/ super duplex steel and Hastelloy for applications in mineral processing, slurry transport, mine dewatering, sewerage, power generation, cement, paper and pulp, and CSG/LNG plants.

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