Challenges in Construction of Overland Conveyors

Author(s) M. Carruthers, S. Humphris, G. Porter
World Coal, March 2014


Hatch has recently undertaken design, procurement, construction and commissioning of a number of overland conveyors, which has reinforced and re-emphasised that robust quality assurance, design systems and methodical and accurate assembly processes are vital in achieving project schedule and ramp-up requirements.

It is hoped that the following description of the company's experience in this area will help overland conveyor designers, constructors and operators to improve awareness of certain pitfalls, while assisting in the achievement of project and operational expectations.