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Title: System and method for continuous solids slurry depressurization

A system includes a first pump having a first outlet and a first inlet, and a controller. The first pump is configured to continuously receive a flow of a slurry into the first outlet at a first pressure and to continuously discharge the flow of the slurry from the first inlet at a second pressure less than the first pressure. The controller is configured to control a first speed of the first pump against the flow of the slurry based at least in part on the first pressure, wherein the first speed of the first pump is configured to resist a backflow of the slurry from the first outlet to the first inlet.
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Patent File Date: 2013 Dec 11
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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, Schenectady, NY (United States)
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United States

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