1. In-Plant Conveyors

In-Plant Conveyors

In-plant conveyor systems are utilized within the mining, minerals processing and power generation industries to receive/ unload, stockpile, reclaim, and deliver ore, fertilizer, coal and a variety of other bulk material within a plant.

In-plant conveyors interconnect other system equipment such as ship, barge, wagon or truck loaders and unloaders, as well as stackers, reclaimers, storage bins/ hoppers, feeders, crushers and screens. In-plant conveyors can integrate belt scales, metal detectors, magnetic separators and various types of material analyzers and sampling equipment.

Conveyor lengths can vary from short distances of just a few meters up to approximately 1.6 km (1 mi). Belt widths are typically between about 450 mm (18 in) and 2,135 mm (84 in) depending on the capacity and application. These conveyors can be located indoors or outdoors and can be constructed of simple stringers and post supports, or be elevated on deck-type trusses, or in rectangular or tubular galleries.

Conveying capacities can vary from just a few tons per hour up to 7,500 t/h.

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References

  • Customer
    Project name
    Mina Ministro Hales
    CODELCO
    Calama, Chile
    2013

    In-plant conveyor system for a silver-copper mine in Chile

    Delivery of the complete in-plant conveyor system to handle copper ore, copper pebbles and steel balls including:

    • 15 in-plant belt conveyors from 450 mm (18 in) to 1,525 mm (60 in) in width and a total installed length of 2,100 m - also including 2 high-angle (pocket) belts
    • 3 transfer towers with complete transfer chute arrangemen
    • Ancillary equipment supplied included belt scales and conveyor fieldbus system

    Project figures

    15 conveyors approx. 2,100 m overall length
    3
    450 mm (18 in) to 1,525 mm (60 in)
    10 t/h to 3,500 t/h
  • Customer
    Project name
    Prairie State Energy Campus
    Prairie State Generating Company
    Illinois, USA
    2008

    In-plant conveyor system for a mine mouth coal fired power plant

    Delivery of the complete in-plant conveyor system for a coal fired power plant including wagon (railcar) unloading hopper, stacking tubes (lowering wells), storage dome, crusher tower, transfer towers and traveling trippers.

    • 12 in-plant belt conveyors from 762 mm (30 in) to 1,525 mm (60 in) in width and a total installed length of 3,000 m for the handling of coal and limestone
    • Transfer towers with complete transfer chute arrangement
    • Ancillary equipment supplied included belt scales, magnetic separators and metal detectors

    Project figures

    12 conveyors and 4 belt feeders approx. 3,000 m overall length
    762 mm (30 in) to 1,525 mm (60 in)
    750 t/h to 3,600 t/h
  • Customer
    Project name
    Millmerran Power Project
    Millmerran Power Partners
    Queensland, Australia
    2001

    In-plant conveyor system for a mine mouth coal fired power plant

    Delivery of the complete in-plant conveyor system for a coal fired power plant including 500 ton truck dump hopper, feeder breaker, linear stacker, portal reclaimer, secondary & tertiary crushing crusher tower, transfer towers and traveling trippers.

    • 11 in-plant belt conveyors from 1,067 mm (42 in) to 1,372 mm (54 in) in width and a total installed length of 3,500 m for the handling of coal
    • Transfer towers with complete transfer chute arrangement
    • Ancillary equipment supplied included belt scales, magnetic separators and metal detectors

    Project figures

    11 conveyors approx. 3,500 m overall length
    1,067 mm (42 in) to 1,372 mm (54 in)
    990 t/h to 1,980 t/h