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The effect of test parameters on large particle slurryerosion testing

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Tribology Symposium of IFToMM
Place of PublicationLuleå, Sweden
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2013
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

Publication series

NameTribology - Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces
ISSN (Print)1751-5831


Understanding the effect of testing parameters is important for getting the test environment as close as possible to real applications and for understanding the processes that are involved in the testing itself. A pin mill type slurry-pot wear tester was developed for heavy-duty testing with high speed and large abrasive size [1]. This study focuses on the effect of different testing parameters on large particle slurry testing. Parameters such as rotation speed of the samples, particle size and slurry concentration were varied.
Round steel samples and slurry with water and granite gravel were used for testing. The test parameter variations were 4 to 10 mm for granite particle size, up to 23 wt% for slurry concentration and up to 20 m/s for sample tip speed. The relationship between the particle size, slurry concentration, and the amount of particles are discussed. Also the role of the kinetic energy of the abrasive particles is considered for large particle sizes.


  • Slurry erosion, high speed slurry-pot, pin mill, particle size

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