This book describes all parts of belt conveyors, their functions and different types presented one after the other with necessary illustrations covering all the basic aspects so that the reader can obtain an overall understanding of their operation and implementation within the field of bulk material handling, mining and mineral processing. Dedicated study of this work will also enable engineers to carry out minor repairs on their own without having to wait for maintenance personnel.
This is an introductory preliminary book for beginners in the field of bulk material handling, mining and mineral processing, written in lucid, easy-to-understand language, well-illustrated, and with self-explanatory descriptions that do not compromise in maintaining academic standards while dealing with the subject matter. A salient feature of this book is that all the new terminology used to describe the components and their functions has been included and explained.
Much of the content of this book has been tested and evaluated positively by graduate and postgraduate students and professional engineers of several bulk material handling plants during training programs over the last twenty-five years in India.
Table of Contents
Belt Conveyor Components. Properties of Bulk Materials. Belt Tension. Conveyor Belt. Idlers/Rollers. Pulleys, shafts and drives. Belt Take-ups, Cleaners and Accessories. Transfer Points. Spillage and Dust Control. Belt Training. Operation, Maintenance and Safety. Trouble Shooting.
Dr. D.V. Subba Rao is retired associate professor and head of the department of Mineral Beneficiation at S. D. S. Autonomous College, (India). He has 32 years of experience at S. D. S. Autonomous College and presently serves as a guest faculty in the department of Mining Engineering at GIET, India. He has published multiple books on mineral beneficiation and has been member and chairman of academic bodies such as BOS in Mineral Beneficiation, BOS in Materials Handling and BOS in Applied Chemistry as well as the academic council and governing body of S. D. S. Autonomous College.