Channar Project – World Record

Channar Project World Record Design – World’s lowest rolling resistance power per ton per mile with a DIN f = 0.0085 (CEMA minimum f = 0.016 + idler losses). Responsible for feasibility, design audit, mechanical design, chute design, control of starting and stopping, dynamic simulation of conveyor behavior; development of primary specifications on mechanical components. Continued involvement through commissioning in fourth quarter 1989. Engineering was carried out in Australia with Hamersley’s engineering division, Minenco Ltd.

Year Built: 1989
Location: Australia
Conveyor Length: 20.5 km
Power: 4,200 kW
Tonnage: 2,200 tph
Belt Strength:  ST-2800 N/mm
Belt Speed:  4.1 m/s
Material Conveyed: Iron Ore
Interesting features:
–   World’s lowest rolling resistance power per ton per mile with a DIN f = 0.0085 (CEMA minimum f = 0.016 + idler losses)
–   20.5 km overland using two conveyors connected in series. Each conveyor is powered by three 700 kW DC drives.
–   One conveyor equipped with a 9 km radius horizontal curve.
–   The belt is designed with a safety factor of 5:1.

Chute Design

Project scope included chute design and DEM analysis for six chutes in a system conveying iron ore up to 4,600 tph.
Number of Chutes: 6
Chute Design: Yes
ROCKY DEM Analysis: Yes
Capacity:  4,600 tph

 

World Record

Channar Project – World Record was last modified: May 5th, 2016 by CDI