Oilsands - Tailings Underflow

SONARtrac Solutions for Tailings Underflow


The oilsands industry processes some of the most highly abrasive materials in the world. These materials are transported in slurry form through the recovery process via pipelines. The nature of the slurry, therefore, makes pipeline wear inevitable and flow measurement through in-line slurry flow meter and instrumentation impossible. Thanks to CiDRA’s sonar flow measurement technology and non-contact design, instrumentation engineers and operators can achieve more accurate and reliable mass balance measurements of their tailings underflow lines. In addition, plants can reduce costs and eliminate process downtime caused by repairs and replacement parts of in-line meters.

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