Curragh Project – World Record

Curragh Project World Record Design included mechanical design, control logic, and commissioning support. – World’s longest 20 km overland trough conveyor. Responsible for mechanical design, control logic for starting and stopping, head tail drive, and commissioning support, in association with Laing O’Rourke.

Year of Construction: 2007
Location: Australia
Length : 20.0 km
Power: 4,250 kW
Capacity: 2,500 tph
Strength: ST-1500 N/mm
Velocity : 7.5 m/s
Material: Coal

Chute Design
Project scope included chute design and DEM analysis for two chutes in a system conveying coal up to 2,500 tph.
Number of Chutes: 2
Chute Design: Yes
ROCKY DEM Analysis: Yes
Capacity: 2,500 tph

Interesting Features:

  • World’s longest trough belt from 2007 to 2015.
  • This is a horizontally curved conveyor, 20 km overland.
  • The theoretical power analysis agrees within a few percentage points of field measurements.
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