Balmer's in-pit coal conveyor: improving haulage efficiency

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 83, No. 939, 1990

C.H. van Eendenburg, Project Engineer, Westar Mining Ltd.

Installation of a 3.6 km long raw coal conveyor in the Balmer open pit was undertaken to improve over-all haulage efficiency. This paper covers the rationale behind this project, system design and construction aspects and initial operating experiences. The majority of the construction work was performed by our own personnel. Where feasible, used equipment was installed to reduce capital cost and facilitate a tight construction schedule.
Mots Clés: Equipment, Coal mining, Conveyors, Open pit mining, Balmer open pit.