Syncrude Project

Syncrude Project Design services for this 2 km oil sand conveyor included: Mechanical Design and Forensic Testing. CDI predicted the shaft failure at the locking device interface, as shown in the images above. Belt flexure testing and rolling resistance measurement machines were also used in the Syncrude project.

Year of Construction: 1990
Location: Syncrude Mine, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Length : 2.0 km
Power: 4,650 kW
Capacity: 10,000 tph
Strength: ST-5000 N/mm
Velocity : 4.43 m/s
Material: Oil Sand (Tar Sands)

Interesting Features:

  • Sandy Terrain and -50 degrees C
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