Escondida Project

Escondida Project Design for this 1 km copper ore conveyor included: design audit, mechanical design, dynamic testing, control design, and splice design. Additional Forensic and Controls work done on site in 2015.


Year Built: 1994
Location: Minera Escondida Limitada, Chile
Conveyor Length: 1.0 km
Power: 1,500 kW
Tonnage: 3,000 tph
Belt Strength:  ST-350 N/mm
Belt Speed:  4.0 m/s
Material Conveyed: Copper Ore


Additional Work at Site

Projects on site after initial project completion
Year: Type: Scope Description
2015 Forensic Analysis Conveyor system design audit and take-up winch control diagnosis
2015 Controls Design Automated dynamic take-up winch tension control logic upgrade for three overland conveyors.


Escondida Project was last modified: May 5th, 2016 by CDI