×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Jobs

reducers in hdpe pipeline

reducers in hdpe pipeline

reducers in hdpe pipeline

(OP)
Hello,

I have this question: I am installing a overland pipeline for service of slurry, I have transitions of size changes of 40'' to 48''mm, The pipeline is of HDPE material, and the reducers are flat bottom with the same material,using stub end flanges for the conections.
My question is if with this kind of reducer my system could be have wear problems, what do you think to install a rubber lined carbon steel reducers instead the original. Is this a better option

Thanks in advance.

RE: reducers in hdpe pipeline

HDPE is normally good at slurry transportation and has good resistance to wear so there isn't much obvious sense in adding rubber lined, but al lot depends on what ths "slurry" is and what velocity you're running at.

That though is a big pipeline if you mean 40 inch to 48 inch, but then you added mm?

Remember - More details = better answers
Also: If you get a response it's polite to respond to it.

RE: reducers in hdpe pipeline

(OP)
Thanks Littleinch,

My fluid is tailing (waste) from a copper processing plant and the velocity of my fluid is 1.2-1.8 m/s.
I work in the designing team and the idea of rubber lined was from construction team.
I agree with you, I dont see a problem using HDPE reducer.

About ''mm'' that was a typing error.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close