This blog describes self-noise and operating-noise tests that are used to measure relative conveyor idler noise levels. It describes how the tests are conducted and looks at the deficiencies of the self-noise test and the advantages of the operating-noise test. The effect of idler materials and finishing processes is discussed as are tests that can be used to estimate the surface quality of an idler shell.
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Paul Munzenberger is a Mechanical Engineer at Aspec Engineering with 13 years technical experience in the mining and materials handling industries. Paul is the Chairman of the RU002 Conveyor and Elevator Belting Australian Standard committee and holds a PHD.