Continulosser voor zout. 3: Onderzoek naar de levensduur en effectiviteit van
een gesloten transportband bij AKZO Nobel locatie Botlek.
Report 95.3.TT.4443C, Transport Engineering and Logistics.
The continuous unloader at AKZO NOBEL Rotterdam
(report 95.3.TT.4443A) has been designed by the
Swedish engineering office Conveytech. The material handled by the
shipunloader is salt. Internal transport frorn the ship's hold to the quay
is realised by a closed conveyor belt, of type U-CON Q. During operation of
the unloader several problems with the belt have occured, e.g. a short
lifetime caused by damage of the belt construction, low output and leakage
The research project is aimed at explaining and solving these problems through
changes in the construction. Research is based on calculations of strain in
the guiding elements in the belt trajectory.
Both in explanations and solutions two aspects are considered:
- influence of the belt trajectory
- belt construction
Reports on Transport Engineering and Logistics (in Dutch)
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