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Improving efficiency and enhancing productivity in transporting fertilizers by using conveyor belt cleaners

Mohamed Ariff, Tasnim Firdaus and Jusoh, Muhd. Fahmi Baihaqi and Parnin , Malek and Azenan, Mohd. Hanif (2014) Improving efficiency and enhancing productivity in transporting fertilizers by using conveyor belt cleaners. Advanced Materials Research, 1082. pp. 505-510. ISSN 1022-6680

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Conveyor belts are used widely to carry and transport various materials ranging from fertilizers to foods items from the cargo ship to the packaging site. Spillage and carryback problems are common issues relating to transportaion of these types of materials at Malaysian ports. This leads to lots of wastage in fertilizers and food. In addition, extra manual labour work is required to shovel the spillage into the container. This raises the concern of hygiene especially when relating to food items. Furthermore, improper washing and drainage system has also lead to corrosion on the floor. This has resulted in a lot of inefficient work and lack in productivity in the material handling system. Therefore, in order to solve this problem, primary and secondary belt cleaners were designed using CATIA software. These newly improved simple and cost effective designs of the primary and secondary belt cleaners together with a spray shaft and efficient washing box were fabricated, tested and implemented successfully. The spillage was eliminated and with the new washing system, corrosion on the floor can be prevented from occuring in the future.

Item Type: Article (other)
Additional Information: 5202/40826
Uncontrolled Keywords: fertilizer, spillage, corrosion, improved design, improved efficiency, enhanced productivity, conveyor belt cleaner, primary cleaner, secondary cleaner, washing box
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA174 Engineering design
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ181 Mechanical movements
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ227 Machine design and drawing
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS2120 Cereals and flour. Milling industry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Tasnim Firdaus Ariff
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2015 11:20
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2016 16:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40826

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