SLURRY LABORATORY AND TESTLOOP FACILITY

INVESTING IN KNOWLEDGE

Bringing pipeline reliability to new heights, Fortin Pipelines has pioneered a world-leading slurry pipeline testing facility. Not only providing fundamental slurry characterisation and design input, but also spearheading innovation in erosion and corrosion modeling to ensure your pipeline stands the test of time.

At Fortin Pipelines, we understand that the risk of pipeline failure can have devastating consequences. Our solution ? A state-of-the-art test faciility that offers unprecendented insight into pipeline life expectancy and material selection input derived from real-world applications and benchmarked against historical pipeline operating experience.

By leveraging these insights, you can make informed decisions at every stage of the project lifecycle and ensure your project’s long term viability.

The result ? Greater pipeline resilience and unparalleled peace of mind.

LABORATORY AND TESTLOOP SERVICES

Complete Slurry Characterisation Testwork

  • Solids Specific Gravity
  • Particle Size Distribution
  • Rheological properties
  • pH
  • Corrosivity
  • Solids Settling Velocity
  • Penetration Test

Pipeline Testloop and Operational Modelling

  • Pipeline Wear Modelling (Corrosion and Erosion) Versus Pipeline Operating Conditions
  • Pipeline Shutdown/Restart
  • Solids Angle of Slide and Angle of Repose
  • Pipeline Dynamic Viscosity

PILLAR 1
ASSET MANAGEMENT
Start with the end in mind

Our Slurry Lab provides certainty in the effective management of your asset with slurry characterisation and wear modelling so you can efficiently implement maintenance priorities when and where they are needed most.

PILLAR 2
DESIGN
Proven technology

Our Slurry Lab informs infrastructure design via material analysis and subsequent specification with certainty of lifetime performance.

PILLAR 3
EXECUTION
Certainty of outcome

Gain certainty of outcome and assurance of timely delivery of projects from a better informed material and equipment selection.

WEAR MODELLING FOR INDUSTRY BEST-PRACTICE

Understanding the wear characteristics of specific slurry and pipeline material combinations is vital to pipeline resilience. We define pipeline resilience as designing good materials into good projects and provide good value.

The effectiveness of a resilient pipeline infrastructure depends upon its ability to anticipate, absorb, adapt to and rapidly recover from a potentially disruptive event.  Fortin Pipelines is expanding best-industry-practice with capabilities to develop predictive erosion and corrosion modelling for pipelines.

In collaboration with Cosasco, an industry leader in pipeline corrosion monitoring, our facility will be able to assess both erosion and corrosion as a function of pipeline operating parameters and slurry characteristics.  This modelling will better inform material selection and overall resilience of slurry pipelines.

More than 20% of long distance slurry pipeline failures are associated with premature wear. Our aim is to de-risk projects with knowledge and predictive technology.