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Success Stories

We just did some belt repairs with Fourthane. It is an extraordinary product, which saved us the expense and time of replacing a stacking conveyor belt that had a longitudinal cut from the center to the cables, over its entire length. A quality product from a quality company.

Dave Hamilton Construction Manager at Great Lakes Enviromental & Infrastructure, California, USA.

Background
Changing the belt by making previous splices.
Solution:

Application of assembly and splice service in Splice belt 7 - Antofagasta Minerals MLP

Application
The Fourthane assembly and splices team performed impeccably the preparation of the belt change.

Results in Splice belt 7 - Antofagasta Minerals MLP after Application of assembly and splice service

Results
Successful belt change with a length of approximately 1500 meters.

Background
Oval type wear with 5 fabrics exposed.
Solution:

Application of fourthane red in Feeder Line 10 - BHP Billiton / Escondida

Application
Repair and recovery of thickness using Fourthane Red Line.

Results in Feeder Line 10 - BHP Billiton / Escondida after Application of fourthane red

Results
Successful extension of belt's service life until the change date (+22%).

Background
Excessive mechanical wear of the belt.
Solution:

Application of fourthane red in Feed Line 101 - Freeport McMoRan El Abra

Application
Repair and recovery of thickness and splice protection using Fourthane Red Line.

Results in Feed Line 101 - Freeport McMoRan El Abra after Application of fourthane red

Results
Service life of the belt successfully extended by 6 months, 200% of the original service life.

Background
Excessive mechanical wear of the 19km belt.
Solution:

Application of fourthane red in Belt 103 - Freeport McMoRan El Abra

Application
Repair and recovery of thickness and splice protection using Fourthane Red Line.

Results in Belt 103 - Freeport McMoRan El Abra after Application of fourthane red

Results
Belt's service life successfully extended by 2 years.

Background
Wear on left side plate area along the entire belt.
Solution:

Application of fourthane red in 220CV006 - Codelco / Minera Gaby

Application
Recovery of thickness with Fourthane Red Line along 30% of the length, with 12 mm thickness on average.

Results in 220CV006 - Codelco / Minera Gaby after Application of fourthane red

Results
Belt's service life successfully extended by 3 months.

Background
Belt with load wear in the middle along the entire lenght.
Solution:

Application of fourthane red in 220CV005 - Codelco / Minera Gaby

Application
Recovery of thickness using Fourthane Red Line.

Results
Successful recovery of the thickness, extending the equipment's service life.

Background
Opening of the seal, first repair of pulleys in MEL.
Solution:

Application of fourthane grey line in Mobile Belt Pulley 7 - BHP Billiton Escondida

Application
Recovery of the pulley seal, Fourthane Grey Line.

Results in Mobile Belt Pulley 7 - BHP Billiton Escondida after Application of fourthane grey line

Results
Successful repair without any visible problem until October 2014.

Background
Comparison of Fourthane Grey resistance requested by client v/s product of the competition, service life of the competition's coating is 7 days.
Solution:

Application of fourthane grey line in Agglomerator Drum nº2 - BHP Billiton Escondida

Application
Coating of circular-ceramic ferrule with Fourthane Grey Line, 12mm applied.

Results in Agglomerator Drum nº2 - BHP Billiton Escondida after Application of fourthane grey line

Results
Successful product comparison, wear of 3mm in 45 days, without Fourthane product failing.