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Overland Pipe Conveyors

Macmet is India's leading pipe conveyor supplier

  • Macmet has supplied India's first indigenously designed pipe conveyor to ACC Ltd's Madukkarai Unit.
  • Macmet is building the world’s longest Pipe Conveyor system (almost 21 km) for JSW Steel Ltd., Bellary, for transporting 3500/2200 tph of iron ore.
  • Macmet has supplied the world’s highest capacity Pipe Conveyor, 4000 tph and 7.5 km long, for Sembcorp Gayatri Power Ltd. for carrying coal from Port to their Power Plant in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Macmet has also supplied a 4.8 km Pipe Conveyor for TPCIL, having the capacity to transport 4000 tons of coal per hour from Krishnapatnam port to power plant.
  • Macmet commissioned a 7 km pipe conveyor (on an EPC basis) to carry 1500 tons of coal per hour from Mines to O. P. Jindal Super Thermal Power Plant in Chhattisgarh.
  • Macmet has supplied India's longest EP belting pipe conveyor (2.4 km), for carrying 1000 Tons of Limestone per hour from mines to cement plant, for ACC Ltd. Chanda.
  • Exported Pipe Conveyor System having capacity to carry 3500 tph of Rock Phosphate for Vale's Miski Mayo project in Peru, South America.

Pipe conveyors are an environmental friendly solution for conveying bulk material with zero spillage with the ability to cover terrain difficult to negotiate by conventional conveyors. Macmet's pipe conveyors are being used to carry coal, limestone, sinter, BF dust, in lengths varying from 48 m to 7,500 m.

Pipe conveyors are similar to a conventional belt conveyor at the material receiving area and discharge area. Thereafter the flat belt is slowly shaped to trough belt through transition and carrying idlers. At the end of loading zone, the conveyor belt gradually takes on a pipe formation with the help of variable off set rollers, finger rollers and pipe forming idlers.

The bottom three rollers at the carrying side of a Pipe Conveyor support the belt and material load whereas the top three rollers maintain the belt in its pipe shape. At the horizontal and vertical curved sections, rollers surrounding the belt support the load depending on the direction of the resultant force. The same applies to the bottom or return belt side of the pipe conveyor which may be utilized to transport a second material, thereby reducing capital and operating cost.

Development of suitable high resilient flexible belting has acted as a catalyst for the growth and popularity of pipe conveyor installations for several industries.

Read about Pipe Conveyer's advantages over conventional conveyors

  • Enclosed, clean and environment friendly transportation eliminating spillage, scattering and return dropping of materials.
  • Non-exposure to atmosphere resulting in retention of material properties while conveying.
  • Curvature possible in both horizontal and vertical planes associated with steeper angle of inclination.
  • Option of transporting second material through the return side pipe of the system, thereby reducing capital and operating cost.
  • Overall savings in space requirement, structural and foundation cost, thereby making the investment decisions easier.

List of Pipe conveyor systems supplied to various customers in India by Macmet

Material Carried
ACC Ltd. (Madukkarai)
ACC Ltd. (Chaibasa) Limestone
ACC Ltd. (Gagal) Flyash
Jindal Vijayanagar Steel (Bellary) Iron Ore Conc.
ACC Ltd. (Sindri) Cement
Jindal Vijayanagar Steel (Bellary) Sinter
Jindal Power (Raigarh) Coal
TISCO (Jamshedpur) BF Dust
TAIM-WESER Vale (Peru) Phosphate
IOCL (Paradeep) Pet. Coke
JSW Steel Ltd. Iron Ore

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