PLACING CONCRETE WITH BELT CONVEYORS

This state-of-the-art report includes a short history on the early development of conveyor belts for transporting and placing concrete. The design of conveyor systems is discussed in relation to the properties of the plastic concrete, the delivery rate and the job specifications. Belt widths, speeds and angles of inclination are considered as they apply to specific site requirements. The three types of concrete conveyors are the portable, feeder, and spreader types and their particular applications are covered. Field practieces in the selection, use and maintenance of conveyors are described. The economics of belt conveyor placement is discussed. The quality of the in-place concrete and inspection procedures are stressed. /Author/

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    • Reported by ACI Committee 304, R.E. Tobin Chairman, J.L. Cope Chairman Task Group 1.
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    American Concrete Institute

    P.O. Box 19150, Redford Station, 22400 Seven Mile Road
    Detroit, MI  United States  48219
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 474-490
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  • Accession Number: 00127513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #72-32
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM