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Iron Ore Port Facility High Tension Bend Pulley – Elastotec Polyurethane Lagging

Iron Ore Port Facility High Tension Bend Pulley – Elastotec Polyurethane Lagging

In November 2017 a major iron ore port facility in the Pilbara decided to replace the ceramic lagging on a high tension bend pulley – the ceramic lagging had suffered physical damage on one edge that had exposed the pulley shell. With a capacity of around 180 million tonnes/annum of iron ore the port operates 24/7 year round and so reliability of the conveyor system is critical to achieving the maximum ore through put.

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Vale's Vargem Grande Iron Ore Conveyor Lagging Problem

Vale’s Vargem Grande Iron Ore Conveyor Lagging Problem

Vale-operated Vargem Grande mine site is located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil and contains 2.53 billion tonnes of proven and probable iron ore reserves, making it the world’s fourth biggest iron ore mining operation. The Vargem Grande site comprises three open-pits: Tamandua, Capitao do Mato and Aboboras.

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