Key outcomes from the belt cleaning system (BCS) performance monitoring and investigation program
- If a BCS is operating at an acceptable level to our client. That is, does the BCS comply with the proposed performance guaranteed carry-back levels?
- If a BCS is capable of being modified or upgraded to enable the system to operate at an acceptable level to our client. That is, is it worth spending additional money modifying or upgrading a BCS that will never operate at an acceptable level to our client?
- If applicable, the required engineered modifications or upgrade to ensure a BCS always operates at an acceptable level to our client.
- The lowest possible performance guaranteed carry-back levels that may be set prior to modifying or upgrading a BCS under a performance guaranteed contract.
- A priority list that ensures the most critical systems are modified or upgraded first providing maximum benefit to our client in the shortest time frame.
- Ensures a modified or upgraded BCS complies with the performance guaranteed carry-back levels following commissioning and after a preset period without adjustment of the cleaners.
- Ensures a BCS always operates at the optimum and complies with the performance guaranteed carry-back levels and component life guarantees.
- Adjustment and maintenance on a BCS is subject to performance not opinion. That is, the cost of maintenance tasks and spare parts is kept to a minimum.
- If the performance of a BCS has improved due to the maintenance regime? That is, has the money spent on maintenance realised a commensurate improvement in performance of a BCS?
- If inspection and maintenance practices ensure a BCS, whether upgraded or not, is always operating at the optimum.
- Problems with a BCS are quickly identified and reported to our client to allow problems to be rectified as soon as possible.
- Payment for the inspection and maintenance over the operating life of a BCS is subject to on-going compliance with the performance guaranteed carry-back levels.
- The performance of a BCS is scientifically measured without bias from manufacturers, contractors or maintenance personnel.
Belt Cleaning System Projects
Technibelt was commissioned to investigate high belt scraper component failure rates at a hard rock mine in NT. Major structural component failures were significant. However, unacceptably high consumable component failure rates (ranging from less than one shift to less than 4 weeks on critical conveyors) were of greatest concern. ...read more →
Technibelt developed belt cleaning system performance specifications for a number of new coal handling and preparation plants in NSW and QLD. The average preset performance guaranteed carry-back level across all run-of-mine, reject and product conveyors was 10-12 kg/hr. The design and commissioning of Technibelt custom belt cleaning systems resulted ...read more →
Technibelt conducted benchmark performance monitoring (carry-back testing) of the existing belt scrapers at a hard rock mine in SA. After servicing by the existing belt scraper maintenance team (to ensure optimum performance), Technibelt recorded an average carry-back level of 420 kg/h across 13 conveyors (worst conveyor 875 kg/h). The ...read more →