publication . Thesis . 2009

The optimisation of transfer chutes in the bulk materials industry / M.N. van Aarde

Van Aarde, Michiel Nicolaas;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: North-West University
  • Country: South Africa
Abstract
Bulk materials handling is a rapidly growing global industry. Immense challenges exist to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of transporting and handling bulk materials continuously. The nature and scale of bulk materials handling varies from country to country. This study specifically focuses on the handling of bulk materials in the mining sector. Within this industry, transfer chutes are a key component used for transferring bulk material from one conveyor to another. Among other uses it can also be used under hoppers or silos to transfer material to conveyors, trains, trucks or ships. In a continuous effort to improve the efficiency of processes th...
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