Young Pipeliners of Edmonton,
 
Registration has now opened for our first event of 2015, a speaker event at the University of Alberta on April 23, with guest speaker Sean Sanders a Professor in the Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta.  The event is FREE! Details can be found below.
 
Thanks -Edmonton YPAC
 
Young Pipeliners of Canada (YPAC) Speaker Event
 
Date:      Thursday, April 23th, 2015
Time:       5:30 pm – 6:00pm – Registration & Networking
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Seminar

Location: 1-001 ETLC, University of Alberta, 116 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6G 2V4
 
Cost: Free with a ticket from Eventbrite!
Food and drinks will be provided at the event!
 
Speaker: Sean Sanders (P. Eng., PhD) is a Professor in the Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta
 
Topic: “Slurry Pipeline Design and Operation: Where Ignorance and Bliss are often Divergent”
In the mining and mineral processing industries, pipelines are used to transport highly concentrated mixtures of solids and liquids (aka. “slurries”). In Canada’s mineable oil sand extraction sector, about 1 million tonnes of solids are transported each day by pipelines that are 2 to 10 km in length. Slurry pipelines operated in other parts of the world can be hundreds of kilometers long and often are the main artery that links remote mining locations with more centrally located processing facilities. Unfortunately, the subject of slurry pipeline transport is rarely covered in undergraduate engineering courses and so young engineers are generally ill-equipped to design a slurry handling system or troubleshoot an existing installation. One of the main issues is that the governing parameters (e.g. particle diameter, solids concentration, mixture flow rate, pipe diameter) play very different roles under different operating scenarios. Three critical considerations, i.e. frictional pressure loss (or energy consumption), deposition velocity (or accumulation of solids) and pipeline wear will be discussed in this presentation.
 
Speaker Biography:
Sean Sanders (P. Eng., PhD) is a Professor in the Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta. He is also the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Pipeline Transport Processes, an industry-government-university research consortium that focuses on the use of pipelines as reactors rather than as simple material handling devices. The consortium is currently in its 8th year and has helped to train many young engineers in the areas of slurry transport and multiphase flows. Before joining the U. of A., Sean worked for more than 9 years for Syncrude Canada Ltd and held a number of positions within Syncrude’s R&D and Operations divisions.
 
Registration:      Register on Eventbrite at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/slurry-pipeline-design-and-operation-where-ignorance-and-bliss-are-often-divergent-tickets-16581034320
 
For more information or to become a member, visit http://ypacanada.com