We offer a range of specialist courses and training, namely our Annual Slurry Pipeline Design Course, a specialist Dewatering course, and custom courses.
Slurry Pipeline Design Course
Slurry pipeline systems are frequently characterised by operational problems and high running and maintenance costs. This is often due to inappropriate design associated with a lack of understanding of the fundamental flow behaviour of two phase solid liquid mixtures.
The implementation of a reliable slurry pipeline system requires that all parties involved have a sound understanding of the underlying flow mechanisms of the slurries.
To address this need, Paterson & Cooke offer an annual slurry pipeline design course in Cape Town. The course provides delegates with a working knowledge of slurry pipe flow theory, and a practical overview of the requirements for the design of slurry pipeline systems. Structured examples are used that apply the theory in a practical manner.
The course has been run since 1996 and more than 500 engineers from South Africa and around the world have attended.
The next courses will be held from 19 - 22 February 2013 at the Graduate School of Business, The Breakwater Lodge, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa. Please book as early as possible, as numbers are limited.
Paterson & Cooke have introduced a unique knowledge transfer package to the minerals industry focusing on tailings dewatering and thickener operation. We have developed a two day course that includes lectures and a laboratory demonstration session that are focused on thickened tailings and paste systems.
The aim of the course is to introduce delegates to the fundamental concepts of tailings slurry behaviour, coagulation, flocculation and thickening and to apply these concepts to the selection and operation of thickening units and ultimately estimate mine water consumption. This course is held annually in Kyalami, Johannesburg. The next course will be held from the 5th - 6th June 2013. Please book as early possible as numbers are limited.
Paterson & Cooke offer customized on-site training courses in all aspects of slurry pipeline transport, clay behaviour analysis and sedimentation thickening. These courses are normally on request and are tailored to suit the specific needs of the client.
SRC Slurry Pipeline Course, Saskatoon Canada
The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) and Paterson & Cooke have joined forces to offer a comprehensive course in slurry pipeline design and operation. The SRC, a world leader in slurry pipeline technology, has conducted hundreds of slurry pipeline R&D programs and developed a primarily mechanistic model describing the pipeline flow of settling slurries.
The course focuses on applying the basic principles of slurry pipeline flows to actual design situations, including conventional slurry and thickened slurry (paste) systems. This course provides an excellent opportunity for people involved in slurry transportation to meet in an informal environment, to share experiences and to foster a uniform technical language and approach for slurry flow analysis.
Filtered, Paste and Thickened Tailings Course
Filtered, paste and thickened tailings is developing into a mature technology with wide application in mine tailings management. Several large tonnage operations are being developed based on paste and filtered tailings systems.
The successful implementation of filtered, paste and thickened tailings technology is dependent on a sound understanding of slurry colloidal behavior, thickening and thickener operation, filtration, rheology, pump and pipeline transport systems, conveyor transport and disposal methodologies.
This four day course, presented in conjunction with Prof. Andy Fourie of the University of Western Australia, provides delegates with a thorough background to the field so that they are better equipped to successfully implement filtered, paste and thickened tailings systems.
Slurry Dewatering & Thickener Operation Course
Kyalami, Johannesburg: 05 - 06 June 2013
Slurry Pipeline Systems Course
Saskatoon, Canada: June 2012