# CALCULATIONS

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Project: Spreadsheet Quality Check Item: Example Belt Conveyor Drive Sizing

Project #: Y0000-02 Rev.#: Calculations by: TSP Date: Checked by: Date:

A 01/01/05

BELT CONVEYOR DRIVE SIZING CALCULATIONS
The reference material for this spreadsheet consists of Cook Engineering's Conveyor Design Manual, the article "Reclaim Power and Geometry of Bin Interfaces in Belt and Apron Feeders" in the June 1982 issue of Bulk Solids Handling and CEMA's 4th Edition of Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials from which all of the lookup values are obtained. Design Manual Quick Sheet Reference Row #

Material Conveyed: Conveying Rate: Material Density: Angle of Repose: Maximum Lump Size: Troughing Idler Info: Diameter Trough Angle Class (A-E) Load Rating # of Plows: # of Belt Cleaners (Scraper Type): L, Length of Conveyor: H, Lift of Conveyor (Negative for Declining): Belt Width: Surcharge Angle: Load Cross Sectional Area: Belt Capacity: # of Tight Side Pulleys (150o to 240o of Wrap): # of Slack Side Pulleys (150o to 240o of Wrap): # of Other Pulleys (Less than 150o of Wrap): Angle of Wrap, Drive Pulley: Lb, Length of Skirtboards (1 Side): Ambient Temperature: Belt Speed: Design Minimum Si, Load Idler Spacing: Return Idler Spacing: K1, Lump Adjustment Factor: K2, Environmental & Maintenance Factor:

Photash 2000 92 34 15 6 35 E 1800 1 1 404 3.5 60 25 1.424 8544 2 2 4 240 15

tph lb/ft3 deg in in deg

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 21 22 15 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27

ft ft in deg ft2 ft3/hr/100fpm

deg ft

o 60 F

500 508.9 3.5 10 1.1 1.13

fpm fpm ft ft

0 lb Te.K3.0 lb 300. Belt Unit Weight: W m.018 1100.92 15 lb/ft 131.7 400 10338.9 88.0 lb 0 fpm 287.2 0. Skirtboard Tension: Ttr. a .8 0.35 1344. Tension from Acceleration: Cs. Width of Hopper Outlet: 24 in l.8 204. Belt Speed Factor: W b.1 lb lb hp hp hp 44 45 46 47 Notes and Comments: Factors. Coefficient of Friction Between Belt and Pulley: T2. Skirtboard Friction Factor: Tsb.8 0.3 Selection is OK 1 2. Temperature Factor: Ai: Kx: Ky: Tp.0 701.6 lb 0 lb 300. Material Unit Weight: Max Material Weight Actual Material Weight Idler Load: Adjusted Idler Load: Suitability of Idler Selection: Kt. and Power calculated based on full theoretical max belt load cross section rather than actual belt tension this will cause very conservative horsepower calculations for long conveyors. Plow Tension: Tbc. Reclaim Power (Break-Away Power): 5. Tension From Non-Driving Pulleys: Material velocity component in direction of belt travel as it is fed onto conveyor: Tam. Effective Tension: Shaft Power: Required Motor Power: Motor Size to be Installed: Effective Tension at Start-Up: Required Start-Up Motor Power: f. Service Factor: K4. Belt Cleaner Tension: 1.7 67. Tripper Tension: Tpl. Reclaim Tension: 368.6 lb 0.3 511.0 lb lb/ft lb/ft lb lb 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 43 42 Additional Data for Scenario of Loaded Hopper (See Diagram Below) a.0 133.8993 lb/ft 0.1086 148.6 hp Tr. Tensions. Aperture Size: 12 in w. Slack-Side Tension Required to Prevent Slip: 4478. Length of Hopper Outlet: 48 in ReP.

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