CODELCO – Andina Division, in the new primary crushing station, will process 7000 tonnes / h of ROM (run of mine) ore to a granulometry 100% below 7 inches. This ore must feed the following crushing and grinding stages through a system of conveyor belts that include feeders and chutes (see annex 1 – click here ). Both are lined with a large number of wear plates that ideally should be replaced at the end of their useful life
Objective and scope
Identify technological solutions for monitoring wear and / or instabilities of the plates inside chutes and feeders, allowing to optimize their maintenance, replacement frequency and generate alerts in the event of detachments
The proposed technological solution must consider the following requirements:
In the evaluation process, the following will not be considered:
There is no monitoring of the condition of wear plates, so the elements with risk of detachment or that require replacement are not identified.
When does the problem occur?
How is it currently resolved?
Technologies have not been tested