Technical Article

Tubular Pipe Conveyor Design Using a Standard Fabric Belt

Written by Maton, A.E. edited by mhd on 18. Oct. 2023
The installation and operation of tubular pipe conveyors is increasing where envi­ronmental conditions and complex pro­files justify their application. However, this type of equipment is usually of a propri­etary design and there can arise on occa­sions, for varied reasons, some difficulty in obtaining spare parts, in particular, re­ placement belt at competitive costs.

This paper discusses the application of retro-fitting a typical standard fabric belt used for trough type conveyors from al­ternative belt manufacturers in lieu of a special belt from the original supplier. The problems are usually associated with the fact that the belt manufacturer is not able to give recommendations and warranties to select and supply the belt or advise of changes that occur in the running condi­tions.

This paper discusses the impact that a standard fabric belt could have on power requirements and other factors, such as, troughing to form the circular shape, tracking to avoid twisting in a curved sec­tion of the conveyor and increased main­tenance and operating costs. Also, the paper discusses only the type of tubular conveyor in which the belt is formed into a circular cross-section by a six roll hexagonal shape idler sets.

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