Modelling Dust Emissions from Belt Conveyor Transfer Chutes

Belt Conveyor Dust Control
Belt Conveyor transfer stations are an area of particular concern for dust control. Investigations show that CFD can be used as an effective tool to evaluate the performance of transfer chute designs with regards to dust emission. This whitepaper presents work undertaken to model dust emissions from belt conveyor transfer chutes. Several transfer chute configurations were investigated during the course of the project with the aim of analysing the performance of each using scale model laboratory testing.

Dry Bulk Terminals Characteristics

Ports & Terminals
Due to the high demand for energy and steel new dry bulk terminals will have to be built and existing terminals are being forced to expand. Because of the absence of a comprehensive and detailed design method of dry bulk terminals, designs are mostly based on rules of thumb and practical experiences. In this paper 49 terminals are studied using various references, like annual reports, port authorities’ information and Google Earth, to characterize a terminal.

Novel Splice Vulcanizing Presses with Optimized Heating and Pressure Characteristics

Conveyor Belt Splicing
Within the framework of a research project between Nilos GmbH and Co. KG and the Institute of Transport and Automation Technology (ITA) of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover new mechanisms and methods are demonstrated for the optimization of belt splice manufacturing process. Main objective of this cooperative project is to develop innovative and novel concepts for splice vulcanization presses that optimize the splice processing time.

The Importance of Nonlinear Strain Considerations in Belt Cover Indentation Loss

Conveyor Belt Indentation Loss
This whitepaper presents a study which uses the measured properties of a typical backing material, including strain amplitude dependent data, and couples a simple one dimensional stress/strain material model with simple calculation methods of the indentation resistance to show that the indentation loss factor can vary considerably with the strain amplitude impressed upon the backing under typical design loads.

Characterisation of Extreme Shape Materials: “Biomass and Waste Materials”

Biomass Handling
Handling biomass and waste materials is very difficult especially when they are in bulk form. Various techniques have been developed and adopted to characterise these materials to support equipment design. These materials are classified as “Class 3” extreme shape materials (ESM) by The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology. In a PhD project at The Wolfson Centre, University of Greenwich, UK, further research work on the characterisation of ESM has been conducted, and various techniques have been developed and adopted to characterise the ESM.

Pneumatic Conveying Capabilities for Product Flow Rate, Distance, Materials and Systems

Pneumatic Conveying
Pneumatic conveying systems are basically quite simple and are eminently suitable for the transport of powdered and granular materials in factory, site and plant situations. The requirements are a source of compressed gas, usually air, a pipeline feeding device, a conveying pipeline and a receiver to disengage the conveyed material and carrier gas. The system is totally enclosed, and if it is re-quired, can operate entirely without moving parts coming into contact with the conveyed material.


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