Impumelelo Project – World Record


Impumelelo Project included mechanical design, control design, component selection, commissioning, and chute design. CDI Partner was ELB Engineering Services Ltd.

Read a CDI Publication on this project here.
Year Built: 2015
Location: Republic of South Africa
Conveyor Length: 26.8 km
Power: 4,900 kW
Tonnage: 1,920 tph
Belt Strength:  ST-2000 N/mm
Belt Speed:  6.54 m/s
Material Conveyed: Coal
Interesting features:
–   Worlds Longest Single Flight Belt Conveyor.
–   Four horizontal curves at 4,600 m, 4,600 m, 6000 m, and 10,200 m radius.
–   Low rolling resistance rubber belt.
–   Idler spacing is 4.5 m x 9 m.
–   Intermediate drive station further reduces belt tension but requires complex control system.

Chute Design


Project scope included chute design and DEM analysis in a system conveying coal up to a design of 2,400 tph.
Number of Chutes: 2
Chute Design: Yes
ROCKY DEM Analysis: Yes
Capacity:  1,920 tph operational and 2,400 tph design


Impumelelo Project – World Record was last modified: April 9th, 2018 by CDI