Authors: Hallbom, DJ

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DOI https://doi.org/10.36487/ACG_rep/1063_10_Hallbom

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Hallbom, DJ 2010, 'Applying the operating range method to paste backfill systems', in R Jewell & AB Fourie (eds), Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 111-124, https://doi.org/10.36487/ACG_rep/1063_10_Hallbom

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Abstract:
The operating range method (ORM) was developed to simplify design of hydraulic backfill distribution systems. The ORM allows all of the configurations that the system will have over the life of the mine to be analysed simultaneously and with incomplete information. Designers of paste backfill systems have similar issues, which can be overcome using the ORM. However, the flow behaviour of paste is significantly different than sand slurry’s. This paper demonstrates how the ORM may be adapted for the design of paste backfill systems.

References:
Hallbom, D.J. and Chapman, J.P. (2006) The Slide – a simple way to design paste lines, In Proceedings Ninth
International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, Australia,
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Hallbom, D.J. (2007) The operating range method for backfill hydraulics, MineFill 2007, Montreal, Canada.
Hallbom, D.J. (2008) Pipe flow of homogenous slurry, Doctoral Thesis, University of British Columbia, Vancouver,
Canada.




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