Case Study: K-Snap-Loc® Dust Seal System

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Previous Problem

Port Pirie is situated 223km north of Adelaide. The area houses one of the largest smelters in the world. Adjacent there is a dedicated port facility where concentrates are received, with final products despatched by road and rail, exporting 20 million tonnes per annum of large quantities of zinc concentrates and leads.

The area requires a green field approach to all aspects of bulk logistics at their facilities and so the existing clamped rubber skirting was not only causing wear and tear damage to the conveyor belt, but it was also creating a significant amount of bulk material spillage.

“Not only were we not operating as efficiently as possible, but the existing rubber clamp needed constant manual adjustment and taking into account the size of our port operations, it was becoming a very frustrating and time-consuming task”.

Resolution

“The team of sales engineers at Kinder Australia recommended the installation of the engineered conveyor polyurethane skirting specifying a durometer of Ester G96A, K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System.

We are extremely delighted with the product. The reduced wear on the belt conveyor is very noticeable, which prolongs the life of belt itself. But most importantly the amount of waste from unnecessary spillage has been minimised.

Also the K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System was surprisingly very simple to install and being significantly lighter in weight than the rubber so it made our job much easier and faster to complete.”