Northparkes Lift2 UG Project

 

 


The Northparkes Mine underground Lift 2 conveyor system included mechanical design of three (3) conveyors CV010, CV011 and CV012 conveying primary crushed copper ore from the new Lift 2 block cave underground crusher station located 900 meters underground to the existing underground skip hoist system over 2.8km distance with an overall conveyor lift of 470 meters.

Year Built: 2004
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Conveyor CV-010 Length: 1.005 km
Power: 2,238 kW
Tonnage: 1,050 tph design / 900 tph nominal
Belt Strength:  ST-2250 N/mm
Belt Speed:  3.0 m/s
Material Conveyed: Crushed Copper Ore
Conveyor CV-011 Length: 0.25 km
Power: 30 kW
Tonnage: 1,050 tph design / 900 tph nominal
Belt Strength:  6PN-150 N/mm
Belt Speed:  1.5 m/s
Material Conveyed: Crushed Copper Ore
Conveyor CV-012 Length: 1.73 km
Power: 1,275 kW
Tonnage: 1,050 tph design / 900 tph nominal
Belt Strength:  ST-3200 N/mm
Belt Speed:  3.0 m/s
Material Conveyed: Crushed Copper Ore
Interesting features:
–   Suspended conveyor modules hung from the drift tunnel roof/back.
–   Conveyor CV010 incorporated a horizontal curve at the head end to compensate for poor geological conditions found during construction.
–   Conveyor lift of 470 meters.
–   Flywheels on each conveyor to extend and match drift stop times.
–   Conveyor CV-010 has 900 meter Convex Curve and a 2,100 meter Horizontal Curve.

 

Northparkes Lift2 UG Project was last modified: April 9th, 2018 by CDI