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Hot Vulcanised Lagging Application

Hot Vulcanised Lagging Application

Hot Vulcanised lagging application involves the chemical cross-linking of five reactive layers during the autoclave curing process. To achieve the desired 100% rubber tear adhesion all five layers must crosslink at the same time. Occasionally conditions can be created in the autoclave that prevent this happening, and result in non-uniform adhesion around the pulley circumference. This bulletin explains how these conditions occur and what needs to be done to eliminate this problem.

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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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Oyu Tolgoi High Tension Bend Pulleys

Oyu Tolgoi High Tension Bend Pulleys – Improved Performance

Oyu Tolgoi is a large copper mine that has both open-cut and underground operations and has been operating since 2013. The mine is jointly owned by the Mongolian government and Rio Tinto and is located in the South Gobi Desert. Once fully operational, the mine is expected to produce 450,000 tonnes of copper annually.

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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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