Syncrude Project

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Syncrude Project Design services for this 2 km oil sand conveyor included: Mechanical Design and Forensic Testing. CDI predicted the shaft failure at the locking device interface, as shown in the images above. Belt flexure testing and rolling resistance measurement machines were also used in the Syncrude project.

Year Built: 1990
Location: Syncrude Mine, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Conveyor Length: 2.0 km
Power: 4,650 kW
Tonnage: 10,000 tph
Belt Strength:  ST-5000 N/mm
Belt Speed:  4.43 m/s
Material Conveyed: Oil Sand (Tar Sands)
Interesting features:
–   Sandy Terrain and -50 degrees C


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