G.L. James, Calibre Minerva, Australia
This chapter mainly discusses the design and operation of conventional trough belt conveyors in mining applications. There are also references to some of the emerging alternatives to troughed belts. The chapter looks at some of the important considerations in the design of large conveyor systems. Finally, integrated crushing and handling systems that receive material from haul trucks and feed the conveyor systems are also reviewed.
19.1 Introduction to belt conveyor technology
This chapter deals with conveying systems commonly employed for bulk material transportation, and covers aspects of their design and some of the ...