Coarse particle transportation is essential for moving slurries, or fluids containing very high concentrations of pulverised solids, for example, hydraulic transport of coal ore or waste materials. Due to a scarcity of water and a high concentration of the solid particles, pipe blockages are common. This technology monitors particle velocities and solid concentrations around the inner pipe circumference with the aim to prevent major and often disastrous blockages.
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