Failure analysis of belt conveyor systems for condition monitoring purposes

Politechnika Wrocławska, Wydział Geoinżynierii, Górnictwa i Geologii, Instytut Gónictwa
Mining Science 2009;128(36):255–270
The paper deals with failure analysis for condition monitoring (CM). Before applying CM one shall investigate a key point in monitored machinery, what tools and methods need to be applied in order to minimise the cost of CM in harsh industrial environment as an open pit or underground mine is. The paper focus on the first step in condition, i.e. estimation of the scale of a problem: the most frequent failures, types and the location of failures and their importance in the context of maintenance of a conveyor belt transportation system. Some comments regarding possible ways for detection of mentioned faults are considered. The examples of failures and time related to replacement or repair have been provided.
Radosław Zimroz
Politechnika Wrocławska, Wydział Geoinżynierii, Górnictwa i Geologii, Instytut Gónictwa, pl. Teatralny 2, 50-051 Wrocław
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