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May 2014

Transfer Chute Design Fundamentals Seminar

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Friday, May 2, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Transfer Chute Design Fundamentals
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Steve Davis, PEng CEng CPEng FIMechE FIEAust – Technical Director, Materials Handling, WorleyParsons Canada
Credit: 7.5 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $519.00 + GST = $544.95 until Apr 18, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $619.00 + GST = $649.95

Non-Member Price: $619.00 + GST = $649.95

Student Member Price: $309.50 + GST = $324.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 18, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Note: Notes: Please bring a laptop with Excel as participants will be doing some calculations.
Transfer Chute Design Fundamentals Seminar. This one day presentation considers the transfer chute in a belt conveying system. The transfer is described and evaluated as a system for transferring bulk material from one conveyor to another or from a conveyor to another plant item. All components of the transfer are reviewed and the interactions between these components are considered to ensure development of a safe, constructible, maintainable and operable system.
This one day presentation considers the transfer chute in a belt conveying system. The transfer is described and evaluated as a system for transferring bulk material from one conveyor to another or from a conveyor to another plant item. All components of the transfer are reviewed and the interactions between these components are considered to ensure development of a safe, constructible, maintainable and operable system.


The fundamental aspects of installation and operation of the components is considered and the differences between the normal operating condition and the upset condition are reviewed. Many common problems with design and operation are highlighted. The current state of materials handling science and its benefit in transfer design is discussed.
 
Process considerations for chute design are discussed.
 
Although the principals and tools and data necessary for designing the material flow path in transfer chutes is discussed, the details of how this would be implemented are too complex for a short course and do not form part of this course.
 
Objectives
 
The objective of the course is to provide an overview of all of the aspects that should be considered in the design of a transfer chute for safe and effective construction, operation and maintenance, and identify some of the issues that have been caused and can be caused by not understanding or considering these issues.
 
Target Audience
 
Engineers and designers in the conveyor system design and operation field.
 
Note: Participants are required to bring their own laptop computer to the workshop.
 
Presenter
Steve Davis, PEng CEng CPEng FIMechE FIEAust – Technical Director, Materials Handling, WorleyParsons Canada
 
Steve Davis is the Technical Director for Bulk Materials handling with WorleyParsons Resources and Energy in Burnaby.
 
Steve has over 30 years’ experience in the resource industry, having worked in Europe, Africa, Australasia and North and South America. He has specialised in the development of bulk materials handling projects for many materials and many capacities. His experience includes studies and detailed design, construction and operation, failure analysis and upgrades in resources that include coal, iron ore, bauxite, alumina, copper, nickel, gold, diamonds, manganese, potash, oil sands, salt and others.
Steve’s work has involved many aspects of bulk materials handling from pit to port, including In Pit Crushing and Conveying, overland conveyors, in plant conveyors, stockpiling and reclaim, loading and unloading to trains and trucks, and port facilities including shiploading and ship unloading.
 
Steve has presented courses previously in several countries. This course has been presented to over 200 engineers in Canada, Australia and Chile in the last five years. It has been revised and updated since the last presentation.
 


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