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APC-003 Weir Warman Medium Density Slurry Pump


280kW Weir Warman Slurry Pump v-belt drive (200kg) replaced with Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ drive weighing 83kg. 5% energy savings achieved with 24 month belt life.

End Market Industry  
Coal Wash Plant

Application 
Weir Warman medium density slurry pump
280kW @ 1475rpm

Original Components 
Belts = 8 x SPC3550 V-Belts
DriveR Pulley = 8/SPC315
DriveN Pulley = 8/SPC800

Total weight* of belt drive 200kg 
*Taper bush weight not included

Plant Poly Chain GT Carbon Slurry Pump

APC-003 
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Problem
There was 4-6 maintenance inspections per year required to check tensions and replace components. The high number of drives meant that some were overlooked. Unchecked drives lead to unscheduled maintenance and downtime costs.


Solution Description
Belt = 14MGT-3136-90 Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™
DriveR Sprocket = 56 Tooth
DriveN Sprocket = 140 Tooth

Total weight* of new belt drive 83kg

Poly Chain GT Carbon Belt Cutaway

Benefits of Gates Product

The Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt drive ran for 24 months. Maintenance and downtime have been eliminated. The new drive weighs 59% less resulting in a much lower overhung load on shafts. An efficiency increase and power consumption reduction of 5% was achieved, which translates to $2000 per year savings. This site has 50 Warman pump drives so overall savings potential is significant. Drive reduced in width from 213 to 106mm.


Submitted by: Neil Thomson

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