Bill Collier, industrial chemist, remembers Flixborough, and wonders who has checked the stresses on the bends in the pipeline. It has probably been independently checked, but how do we know? Do we happen to have a retired mechanical engineer?
James Lindsay-Smith has made contact with his old colleagues, including a numerate one with computer capability who is capable of checking all appropriate calculations. However, the main problem is gaining access to the data - which is refused - and another is the indeterminacy of slurry flow at this level of solids and particle size. Ask Bill if he is familiar with slurry transport. if so, send him my noise critique which contains most of the information in the public domain
It appears that we have access to the expertise, but not yet to the data.