From initial procurement to replacement or de-commissioning, Aspec Engineering provides a high standard of engineering services across the life cycle of bulk materials handling machines. The latest Machine Capability Statement is now available for download.
Conveyor noise is generated by bulk material impacts, drives, vibrating structures, ancillary equipment and conveyor idlers. Previously, idler noise was evaluated with self-noise experiments. More recently, idler noise experiments have changed to measure operating-noise which is created by the interaction of the conveyor belt and the idler.
The International Standard ISO5049.1, for bulk materials handling machines such as stackers, reclaimers, ship loaders and ship unloaders, was used in Australia until 1995. Since then Australia has followed the AS4324.1 standard. There are significant differences between the two standards; this article will explain further.
Knowing the maximum capacity of existing conveyors is crucial when owners and operators wish to increase the overall throughput of transporting systems. This article provides some insight on the processes behind determining the maximum capacity.