Belt Type: Superfort 630/3 4+2 Betahete heat resistant

Industry: Mining
Location: Africa
Brief details of conveyor/application: Soda Ash
Type of material carried: Hot soda ash is transported from the kiln to the mill
Type and specification of Dunlop belt supplied: Superfort 630/ 4+2 BHTE
Current operating life of Dunlop belt: 2 years +
Type and specification of belt previously used: Semperit TEA
Manufacturer: Semperit
Average life of competitors belt – months 6 months
Background story – general explanation of circumstances: The production process of a soda ash factory is very similar to a cement factory. Soda ash is mainly used in the production of glass. The material is carried from the kiln, passes through a cooler and is then dropped into a mill. Various aspects of this process affect the temperature of the material during transportation and the material can be highly abrasive. The operational lifetime of a belt in this kind of application largely depends on its heat resistance qualities in combination with resistance to abrasion. Since its installation, the Betahete belt has proved more than capable of withstanding temperatures up to 150 deg. C and yet still maintaining excellent resistance to wear. These mechanical properties would be extremely challenging for a ‘normal’ grade Y abrasion resistant belt. The customer has experienced vastly improved operational lifetime and reliability and considerably less downtime.