GLOSSARY

BAUXITE

Is the primary ore of aluminium.


BHP BILLITON

BHP Billiton is among the world’s top producers of major commodities including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium.


CITIC PACIFIC MINING (CPM)

Is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong listed company CITIC Limited. Headquartered in Perth, the company was established to manage the construction and operation of the Sino Iron project, an integrated mining, processing and port operation that will secure a long term stable source of quality materials for the Chinese special steel mills owned and operated by the group


CONVEYOR

An apparatus for moving material from one point to another.


CONVEYOR CROSSOVER

A conveyor crossing device consisting of one or more ladders with support railings and a platform that traverses the conveyor path.


CONVEYOR DUST COVER

A cover solution that provides a seal keeping conveyor dust emissions down to an absolute minimum.


CONVEYOR GUARDS

A complete safety barrier protecting personnel from injury


CONVEYOR IDLER

A conveyor component comprising of a support frame and rollers which create a trough designed to support the conveyor belt.


CONVEYOR IMPACT TABLE

Conveyor component designed for the loading points on conveyors which discharge heavy, jaggy material. The impact bars provide a consistent support for the conveyor belt preventing the belt from being impregnated by the falling material. Comprised of a support frame and impact bars.


CONVEYOR SKIRTING

A system of steel panels with fitted wear resistant liners designed to create a seal with the conveyor belt to centralize material onto the carry belt and minimise material spillage and dust emissions.


D.I.L.O.

Drop In, Lift Out” (a guard mechanism designed by H & B Mining to provide a safe and easy way to remove and re-install conveyor guards).


DIVERSION PLOUGH

A conveyor diversion plough creates a secondary circuit on a fixed conveyor to remove/divert material from the conveyor.


DROP DOWN CONVEYOR IDLER

H & B designed conveyor idler which includes a mechanism whereby the wing frames can ‘drop down’ to allow quick, easy and safe removal/replacement of worn or damaged idler rollers.


DROP DOWN IMPACT TABLE

H & B designed impact table that allows for easy replacement of worn impact bars. One side of the impact table can be lowered to allow access to central impact bars for removal or replacement.


DROP DOWN RETRACTABLE IDLERS

H & B designed conveyor idler for use on a conventional mining conveyor system arrangement of a single row of rollers. The idler frame incorporates a retractable capability to enable access to the central idler roller as well as wing rollers for easy maintenance of the conveyor.


EASY MAINTENANCE’ MODULAR CONVEYOR DESIGN

See ‘Streamline Conveyor Transfer Design


EASY MAINTENANCE CONVEYOR SKIRTING SYSTEM

H & B designed conveyor skirting system which features an adjustable primary and secondary seal enabling easy access for inspection and maintenance to conveyor skirt liners. EMS - Easy Maintenance Skirt


EXTRACTION

Mining activity that consists of removing the rock from an underground or open-pit mine.


FMG

Fortescue Metals Group. Located in the iron ore rich Pilbara region of Western Australia with close proximity to Asia and India, Fortescue is the world's fourth largest iron ore producer.


GOLD

Gold is a soft, yellow valuable metal. Gold is highly malleable and ductile. Gold is able to conduct both electricity and heat easily. The atomic number of gold is 79, and its elemental abbreviation is Au (from the Latin 'aurum' meaning 'shining dawn').


GRINDING

Means of reducing ore into very small particles by means of pressure or impact. Different types of grinders are used in the processing plant to obtain the desired dimension.


MINE

An area from which ore or minerals are extracted.


MINING

Mining is the extraction of minerals or other geological materials from the earth.


INFRASTRUCTURE

Construction necessary for mining, such as certain buildings, gas pipes, water lines, sewage and water systems, telephone cables and reservoirs. It may also include roads, railways, airports and bridges, as well as transmission lines, electrical cables, pylons and transformers.


INTEGRATED CONVEYOR CROSSOVER

A conveyor crossover design by H & B Mining which utilises the crossing platform as an access point to the conveyor belt below by incorporating a hinged floor plate over the skirted area.


IRON

A ductile and malleable greyish white metal used in making steel. An element (chemical symbol Fe), the most widely used of all the metals.


IRON ORES

Iron ore is found in rocks and minerals. When heated will yield metallic iron (Fe).


JIMBLEBAR

The Jimblebar mine is an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and is owned and operated by Rio Tinto.


KINSEVERE COPPER MINE

Kinsevere is a world-class copper mine located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


KOOLYANOBBING IRON ORE

The Koolyanobbing Mine is a series of open cut mines owned by Cliffs Natural Resources that rail their product to the port at Esperance for it to be crushed and screened at the mine site ready for export.


MT WHALEBACK

The Mount Whaleback mine is an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of WA


NEWCREST MINING

Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and one of the world's largest gold mining companies. Mines are located in Australia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Indonesia, and in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.


NEWLANDS COAL

The Newlands Coal Mine is a coal mine located in the north of the Bowen Basin at Newlands about 28 km northwest of Glenden in North Queensland, Australia


NON-DROP SKIRT LINER

A new innovative way of preventing skirt liner plates from being dislodged and falling onto the conveyor belt.

PERTH - Perth is the capital of Western Australia. It is the largest city in the state.


PILBARA

The Pilbara is a large, dry, thinly populated region in the north of Western Australia. The area is known for its petroleum, natural gas and iron ore deposits, which contribute significantly to Western Australia's economy.


PIT

General term for an iron ore working.


RETRACTABLE LOADING BOOT

Being able to maintain and replace the chute training plates with ease guarantees that material will be discharged centrally onto the conveyor belt thus reducing the chances of the belt tracking poorly. A solution to the problem of poor conveyor belt tracking; ensures that material flows centrally on the belt.


RIO TINTO

Rio Tinto is a British-Australian multinational and one of the world's largest metals and mining corporations.


ROY HILL

Roy Hill is an iron ore mining project in the Chichester Range in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.


SEGMENTED EMS SKIRT SYSTEM

An easy maintenance solution that allows for changing out of conveyor skirt liners from the outside of chute and skirted areas.


SKIRT LINER

Skirt liners are made from wear-resistant material such as a cast ni-hard, hard-faced plate, plastic or ceramic (dependent on belt material). Skirt liners are fitted to the inside wall of a skirt steel plate and create a primary seal with the carry belt. A conveyor skirt liner can help eliminate material spillage and control dust emissions.


STEEL

A hard, very strong grey or bluish-grey alloy of iron with carbon and usually other elements, used as a structural and fabricating material.


STREAMLINE CONVEYOR TRANSFER DESIGN

H & B Mining patented conveyor transfer is a modular design which utilises the drop down idler (DDI) end brackets as common supports from which all skirts, covers and guards are supported. This eliminates the need for any secondary support steelwork normally required to hold up conveyor skirts, dust covers and conveyor guards making maintenance tasks simpler, quicker and safer whilst also improving the overall safety and productivity of the conveyor.


TILT IDLERS

A tilt idler is designed for use outside impact zones and allows easy access for maintenance to worn and damaged rollers without the need for cranes, lifting tackle or spanners. The tilt idler plays a major role in the functionality of the carry belt diversion plough.


WA

Western Australia


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