Preparing bitumen ore from the mine for separation in primary extraction is complex.
It requires crushing and sizing the ore to an optimal size for mixing with hot process water to form a bitumen slurry, which is then pumped the primary extraction plant. To transport the bitumen ore between the crushing, sizing, and slurry mixing processes, larger conveyor systems are utilized.
These conveyors rely on belts, pulleys, motors and gearboxes to provide the movement of the ore, and each component is subject to dynamic loading, impact forces, and other degradation which decreases the asset's lifespan. Unplanned conveyor downtime can result in huge production losses as well as safety concerns.
Choose the best solution for the application.
Emerson AMS technologies provide vibration and stress wave analysis utilizing PeakVue technology on conveyors where standard vibration is of little value due to high background noise and slow speed. In addition, embedded temperature sensors allow users to track material build-up on bearing housings.