8` SlurryFlo Control Valve - Case Study
We then introduced a SlurryFlo control valve into the 3D model, with identical piping layout, downstream knife gate valve and flow parameters (see Fig 2). A side-by-side comparison of the two flow models depicts very different scenarios; SlurryFlo’s patented trim design acts as variable orifice, centering the abrasive froth slurry within the pipe.
Based on this data, the client ordered and installed a SlurryFlo control valve where a previous v-port ball valve had failed. As predicted by our engineers, the valve trim experienced very little wear after 4 months. The downstream piping was in excellent condition and the knife gate valve maintained its critical shut-off capability.Service Life: greater than 3 years