Monday 8th Mar, 2021
At many existing bulk material handling facilities, equipment such as stackers, reclaimers and ore car dumpers are nearing the end of their design lives. Richard Morgan, Frank Gatto and Mark Biggs from Aspec Engineering discuss some of the decision-making logic on when to carry out machine replacement or major refurbishment.

Replacement vs refurbishment

At many existing bulk material handling facilities, equipment such as stackers, reclaimers and ore car dumpers are nearing the end…
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Transfer chute analysis with discrete element and continuum modelling

Aspec Engineering’s Paul Munzenberger explains how to make the most of discrete element modelling and lumped mass continuum modelling when designing transfer chutes.

ABHR speaks to Richard Morgan, Founder of Aspec Engineering, to learn why it has such a high rate of return business.

Building the aspects of quality engineering

ABHR speaks to Richard Morgan, Founder of Aspec Engineering, to learn why it has such a high rate of return…
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Process plant design and installation involves a number of special loading conditions not covered by Australian Standards. David Arnold from Aspec Engineering explains how advanced structural analysis is required for such a task.

Designing modular process plant buildings

Process plant design and installation involves a number of special loading conditions not covered by Australian Standards. David Arnold from…
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Aspec Engineering explains steel wire ropes – how to care for them and their limits of degradation.

Integrity of large steel ropes

Aspec Engineering explains steel wire ropes – how to care for them and their limits of degradation.

Aspec Engineering details some of the more common defects, their causes and possible preventative and corrective measures.

Common welding and fabrication defects and how to solve them

Welding and fabrication defects can greatly affect the performance and longevity of steel structures on bulk material handling systems. Aspec…
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Aspec Engineering’s Paul Munzenberger investigates some of the performance problems that can result from an insufficient drop height in bulk material handling systems.

Problems with short drop height soft flow chutes

Aspec Engineering’s Paul Munzenberger investigates some of the performance problems that can result from an insufficient drop height in bulk…
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Knowing the maximum capacity of existing conveyors is crucial when owners and operators wish to increase the overall throughput of transporting systems.

Methodology for increasing the throughput of existing belt conveyors

Knowing the maximum capacity of existing conveyors is crucial when owners and operators wish to increase the overall throughput of…
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The differences between AS4324.1 and ISO5049.1

The International Standard for bulk materials handling machines was discontinued in Australia with the introduction of a comparable Australian Standard. However,…
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