Outstanding Applications # 1992 Eindhoven
The erosion of pipe materials in slurry flow streams occurs through a variety of wear processes. As a result, the comparative wear resistance of materials is extremely difficult to predict from a knowledge of basic physical and engineering properties. Design and selection criteria must hence be based on empirical determinations of wear performance. This study examines how the conditions under which such information is obtained influence the conclusions ultimately formed. Methods for improving the match between test conditions and those expected in service are explored.