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Design improvements and fabrication of conveyor belt cleaner and washing system at Westports Malaysia

Ariff, Tasnim Firdaus and Jusoh, Muhd. Fahmi Baihaqi and Parnin , Malek and Azenan, Mohd. Hanif (2013) Design improvements and fabrication of conveyor belt cleaner and washing system at Westports Malaysia. International Journal of Education and Research, 1 (10). pp. 11-26. ISSN 2201-6333 (Print) ISSN: 2201-6740 (Online)

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Abstract

Conveyor belts at ports are used worldwide to carry and transport various materials ranging from fertilizers to foods items such as corn, barley and soy beans from the cargo ship to the packaging site. A serious spillage and carryback problem existed at DB2 terminal, Westports Malaysia where lots of chemical fertilizers (ammonium sulphate) were wasted to some extent and extra manpower was needed to shovel the spillage into the container. The floor was highly corroded due to improper washing and drainage system. The main aim of this research was to eliminate if not reduce spillage and solve the corroded floor issue. The primary and secondary belt cleaners were designed using CATIA software. These newly improved cost effective and simple designs of the primary and secondary belt cleaners together with a spray shaft and proper washing box were fabricated, tested and implemented successfully. The spillage was reduced tremendously and the washing system can prevent corrosion from happening in the future.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5202/35027
Uncontrolled Keywords: spillage – corrosion – improved design – fabrication – conveyor belt cleaner – washing box
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T351 Mechanical drawing. Engineering graphics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA213 Engineering machinery, tools, and implements
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Tasnim Firdaus Ariff
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2014 15:48
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 15:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/35027

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