Best Practice Design, Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Conveyors and Chutes

THE WORKSHOP

The workshop will cover basic conveyors, selection, safety, legal obligations, terminology and background. This workshop is designed for engineers and technicians from a wide range of backgrounds and will provide an excellent introduction to troubleshooting and maintenance of conveyors and chutes. It is intended to cover the fundamentals of belt conveying and would be useful for those with little experience in this area.

Before commencing a detailed course on conveyers it is important to have a solid practical knowledge of the material to be conveyed. A basic knowledge is provided of the bulk materials characteristics and properties.

Numerous tips throughout the workshop make it practical and topical. Belt conveyers frequently provide the most satisfactory and economical method of transporting materials such as mine ores, earth, sand, crushed stone, cement and concrete. The high and continuous speed of operation of the belt makes for a high capacity of transport of materials.

Throughout the workshop, you will engage in problem solving and case studies to absorb the materials as quickly and effectively as possible.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Consulting engineers
  • Control technicians
  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers and technicians
  • Maintenance engineers and technicians
  • Mechanical engineers and technicians
  • Operation, maintenance, inspection and repair crew
  • Plant engineers

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

  • Introduction
  • Classification and characteristics of materials
  • Properties of conveyed materials
  • Classification of conveying machines
  • Selection of conveying machines
  • Trends

BELT CONVEYORS

  • Applications
  • Conveyor nomenclature and arrangement
  • Effect of material characteristics on belt conveyor
  • Capacity
  • Belt conveyor idlers
  • Belt tension, power and drive engineering
  • Belt selection
  • Relative advantages and disadvantages of various splicing methods
  • Conveyor belt selection
  • Pulleys and shafts
  • Concave and convex curves
  • Belt take-ups, cleaners and accessories
  • Conveyor feeding and discharge
  • Electrical
  • Tips for cost savings
  • Nomenclature-conveyor belts only

MECHANICAL CONVEYORS

  • Introduction
  • Screw conveyors
  • Power requirement of screw conveyors
  • Vertical screw conveyor
  • Bucket elevators
  • Flight conveyors
  • Apron conveyors
  • Vibratory conveyors

PNEUMATIC AND HYDRAULIC CONVEYING

  • Introduction
  • Negative pressure pneumatic conveying systems
  • Positive pressure pneumatic conveying systems
  • Negative-positive pressure pneumatic conveying systems
  • Hydraulic conveying

FEEDERS

  • Introduction
  • Feeder loads
  • Belt feeders
  • Drive power
  • Apron feeders
  • Bar-flight feeders
  • Rotary drum, vane and valve feeders
  • Rotary table feeders
  • Circular bin dischargers
  • Rotary plough feeders
  • Screw feeders
  • Reciprocating plate feeders
  • Vibratory feeders
  • Capacity
  • Support for trough feeders
  • Feeder flow patterns
  • Hopper gates

STORAGE AND FLOW IN BINS AND BUNKERS

  • Introduction
  • Flow behavior of bulk solids
  • Classification of bulk materials
  • Design of bins and hoppers
  • Coarse materials
  • Pressure in mass flow bins
  • Shapes of outlets of bins and hoppers
  • Vibration of hopper walls

TRANSFER CHUTE

  • Introduction
  • Transfer chute theory
  • General transfer chute design considerations
  • Design principles of chute
  • Recommendations on chute design
  • Special chute design
  • Software availability for chute design
  • Installation and maintenance of chutes
  • Troubleshooting chutes

CONVEYOR DESIGN AND SAFETY

  • Design of conveyor belt
  • Factors determining conveyor belt selection
  • Capacity of a troughed belt
  • Vertical curves and tension calculations
  • Conveyor safety
  • Hazard vs risk

OPERATION MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Introduction
  • Operation
  • General maintenance considerations
  • Splice failures
  • Mechanical splice failures
  • Splice inspections
  • Loading point considerations
  • Conveyor troubleshooting
  • Systematic approach to belt tracking
  • Systematic approach to tracking
  • Root cause process

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