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Belt Conveyor for Bulk Materials - Practical Calculations

Jurandir Primo, PE

The subject of Belt Conveyors is of primary interest to engineers and others who are responsible for selecting equipment for handling bulk materials. The information presented in this short manual is intended to cover only the basic principles of Belt Conveyor Design.

The formulas and recommendations are based on industry practice and are believed to be reliable and have to be used only as guidelines. The author can not assume any role or responsibility for improper use of tables and formulas. A qualified engineer in Material Handling should be always consulted to give satisfactory solutions to conveyor systems.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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