The expansion project consists
of twelve belt conveyors, eight complete belt feeders and one complete steep-angle
beltwall conveyor. Nine of the twelve belt conveyors
transport nickel laterite ore. The lengths of the conveyors range from 8
metres to 432 metres. The two longest conveyors
receive tertiary crushed ore along a 300m feed zone from stockpiles reclaimed
from two Krupp Robins bridge reclaimers.
Five of the belt feeders
are 54" and transport nickel laterite ore. The remaining 3 feeders are 30".
Two are designed to meter coal onto an ore belt
and the third transports wetted mixed dust. All but the wetted mixed dust
feeder are VFD controlled.
beltwall conveyor transports extruded green dust pellets along a 6 meter
horizontal section, a 12 meter vertical section
and then a 9 meter horizontal section where it discharges the material onto
one of the belt conveyors.
Number of conveyors - 13
Material - Nickel laterite ore, coal, granulated slag and extruded
green dust pellets
Conveyor Length - 8 metres to 432 metres
Lift of System - 1 to 20 metres
Design Capacity - 14 to 880 tonnes per hour
Belt Speed - 0.11 m/s to 2.3 m/s
Conveyor Width - 762mm to 1219mm
Motor Power - 3.7 kW to 74.6 kW