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.
|Location:||Syncrude Mine, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada|
|Conveyor Length:||2.0 km|
|Belt Strength:||ST-5000 N/mm|
|Belt Speed:||4.43 m/s|
|Material Conveyed:||Oil Sand (Tar Sands)|
|– Sandy Terrain and -50 degrees C|