Come join the YPAC Toronto Chapter 2021 kick-off event on April 27th. In this event an overview of Long-Distance Slurry Pipelines will be discussed by one of the leading industry experts Dr. Robert Cooke.

Long-Distance Slurry Pipelines are proven as a cost effective and widely accepted method and a viable alternative to conventional bulk transport of minerals (e.g., ore, concentrate, and tailings for mining projects). In Canada’s oil sand extraction sector, about 1 million tonnes of mined solids are transported each day by such pipelines that are 2 to 10 km in length. The success of a long-distance slurry pipeline does not just depend on minimizing operating costs, but also involves responsible and reliable design practices and prioritizing environmental safety.

In this webinar, our speaker Dr. Robert Cooke, Director of Paterson & Cooke’s Golden, who has extensive international experience in this field will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art long-distance slurry pipeline technology, historical development and implementation of long-distance slurry pipeline transportation systems in the United States, pipeline safety history and describes several case studies. The presentation concludes with key considerations for implementing a long-distance slurry pipeline system.

About our speaker:

Dr. Robert Cooke, a Director of Paterson & Cooke’s Golden, Colorado practice, founded Paterson & Cooke with Dr. Angus Paterson in 1991. Robert has extensive international experience with slurry systems, long distance slurry pipelines, mine tailings and backfill, hydraulic hoisting and marine mining applications.  Robert has written numerous technical papers and lectures at several courses presented by P&C and other institutions. Robert serves on investment assurance and technical review panels for several mining companies and provides expert technology development guidance for clients.