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The purpose of this project was to develop a method of elevating Run of Mine (ROM) coal, sized rock etc, up steel drifts inclined at up to 60 to 70 degrees from the horizontal, or from seam to seam using a new concept, high capacity, steeply inclined conveyor system. The conveyor design consists of a troughed conveyor belt running in parallel with a twin chain conveyor. Attached between each chain are flights spaced at regular intervals and shaped to the profile of the belt trough, the chains and flights being supported entirely by the belt conveyor along the main material-carrying section. These flights propel both the bulk material and the belt up the incline. The conveyor underwent an 11 month field trial with Hurise operating continuously for 24 hours per day, five days per week. Varied weather and ambient temperature conditions constantly changed the texture, density and size of the material being carried.

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Authors: BRITISH COAL CORPORATION, British Coal Corporation, Cheltenham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17398 EN (1997) 93pp., FS, ECU 16.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-9745-7
Record Number: 199710724 / Last updated on: 1997-06-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en