Looking to communicate directly or through this forum with individuals with experience in pumping wood chips suspended in water. In order for the wood chips to "move along" would not the wood chips need to develop a shear force between the wood chips and the water. Is this the transport mechanism? I am told that the present "system" is pumping wood chips in a 6" diameter pipe flowing mostly vertically up to feed a continuous digester in a pulp mill, I am also told that the present piping configuration is experiencing broad band vibration. I would expect such broad band vibration. Is the solution to provide adequately stiff pipe supports?
Pat (in eastern Canada)
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