ENERGY SAVING OPTIONS FOR CONTINUOUS TRANSPORT SYSTEMS USED IN MINES, AN EXPLORATION

World Mining Congress
This paper explores the savings that can be achieved in the energy consumption of belt conveyors used in mines by changing the conveyor components, the operational parameters of the system or the belt properties. First the concept of energy savings is introduced by looking at the energy consumption of belt conveyors from a theoretical point of view. Also methods for the calculation of the power consumption of a belt conveyor and the associated emissions are presented. Two case studies are presented in which the effects of the change of the operational parameters of the system, in this case the belt speed, and the belt properties, in this case the application of aramid products in the belt, are presented.
Keywords: Rubber; Belt conveyors; belt conveyor; Resistance; Power; conveyors; Energy savings; Change; Options;
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