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Belt Conveyor Belt Specification | Belt Conveyor Standards | Selection Of Belt Drive | Belt Conveyor Selection

Selection of belt conveyor:

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To select the correct belt conveyor for your application involves a large number of considerations. Final selection may very well represent a compromise between what is desired and what is available.

To assist you in obtaining the proper information required to select a proper belt construction, the following checklist is provided.

  1. Material Conveyed

a. General description

b. Density, pounds per cubic foot (pcf)

c. Lump size

d. Presence of oils or chemicals, if any

e. Maximum temperature of load, if hot

f. Requirements of fire resistance

  1. Maximum loading rate or required maximum capacity, tons (2000) lbs. per hour (tph)
  2. Belt

a. Belt width, inches

b. Belt speed, feet per minute ((fpm)

c. Belt Type

d. Thickness of Top and Bottom Cover (inch)

  1. Drive

a. Type

b. Voltage

c. Frequency

d. Motor power

e. Motor Speed

  1. Center of center distance (length) of Belt
  2. Profile of Conveyor

a. Profile distance along conveyor path

b. Elevations

c. Locations of all vertical curves and angle of slope

  1. Drive

a. Single-pulley or two-pulley

b. If two-pulley, geared tandem or dual-drive

c. If dual-drive, distribution of total motor horsepower at primary and secondary drive pulleys

d. Angle of belt warp on drive pulley(s)

e. Location of drive

f. Pulley surface, bare or lagged. Type of lagging

g. Type of starting to be employed

  1. Pulley

a. Head Pulley Type

b. Drive Drum Diameter

c. Tail Diameter

d. Snab pulley Diameter

e. Angle of Wrap on drive Pulley

  1. Take-up

a. Type

b. Location

c. Take up Pulley Diameter

d. Bend pulley Diameter

e. Take up movement

  1. Idlers

a. Idler Trough Angle (30 Deg)

b. Type of Carrying Idler, Type of Return Idler, Type of Impact Idler, Type of Training Idler

c. Carrying Idler Diameter, Return Idler Diameter

d. Spacing, including transition distance at head and tail

e. Carrying Idler Pitch, Return idler pitch

  1. Type of loading arrangement

a. Chutes

b. Free-fall distance, lumps to belt

c. Skirt board length

  1. Lowest cold weather operating temperature anticipated, if applicable
  2. Type of belt splice to be used
  3. Design Conditions

a. Altitude (example.18m)

b. Material (Ex. Iron Ore Pellets)

c. Bulk Density (Ex. 2.1 t/m3)

d. Angle of Repose (Ex. 30 Degree)

e. Ambient Temperature (Ex. 38 deg. Celsius)

f. Material Characteristics (Ex. Very abrasive)

g. Rated capacity (Ex.1800 t/h)

h. Design Capacity (Ex. 2100 t/h)

i. Conveyor Slope Angle (Ex. 9.5 Degree)

j. Belt conveyor horizontal length (Ex.200 m)

k. Belt conveyor lift length (Ex. 35 m)

l. Belt conveyor length (Centers of Head & Tail) (Ex. 200 m)

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