CASE STUDY : K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System - Traralagon, Victoria

CASE STUDY : K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System - Traralagon, Victoria from Kinder Australia Pty Ltd

By: Kinder Australia Pty Ltd  03-May-2013
Keywords: Material Handling Equipment, Conveyors, Polyurethane

Case Study : K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System

 Product : K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System®
Product category : Conveyor Skirting & Transfer
Location : Power Station, Traralgon Victoria
Conveyed materials : Brown coal
Conveyed belt width : 1400mm
Conveyed belt speed : 4.9 metres per second
Rate : 1,800 tonnes per hour, emergency capacity rate 2,500 tonnes per hour
Installation date : First trial in July 2012 with a 9m length, then 18m length installed in October 2012 and still in service (as at May 2013)

Previous Problem

As the plant was naturally ageing, significant wear was experienced in all impact areas. The life expectancy of the standard skirt rubber was on average around 2 months. Of greater concern to general operations was the increasing evidence of wear to the actual belt.”

Solution

“The installation of the K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal has tripled the wear life compared to that of standard skirt rubber. Encouragingly there have been no further signs of wear to the belt itself.

Another improvement from the installation has been to our permit system for access, which has been reduced in time considerably since we do not have to go inside the conveyor to fit the K-Snap-Loc skirts. This has saved us 4 hours in valuable maintenance time.”

Date of First Service Inspection

“We inspect our belts weekly and do a 3 day outage every 3 months as a routine so we have regular inspections. Now our skirt rubbers are very easy to inspect safely with the plant in service.”

Further Application

“We have just installed the K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal skirting to one of our reversing shuttle conveyors. The changeover from our system to the K-Snap-Loc Seal took 2 full days but it only took about 30 minutes to actually snap the skirt in once the Unistrut was fully welded.

This system has been in place for one week running 24/7 and we have not experienced any change whatsoever in belt tracking, extra heat generated or anything that would suggest that there is any difference between the 2 systems in running. There is considerably less spill.

Overall I am very happy with the product and would envisage that by the end of 2014 all our belts would have the K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System skirting installed.”

Keywords: Belt Conveyor Systems, Belt Conveyors, Bulk Conveying, Bulk Handling, Bulk Materials Handling, Conveyor, Conveyor Accessories, Conveyor Belt Scales, Conveyor Belt Supplies, Conveyor Belts, Conveyor Components, Conveyor Hardware, Conveyor Suppliers, Conveyor Systems, Conveyors, Material Handling Equipment, Polyurethane, Rubber Skirting, Skirting Conveyors,

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