Conveyor belt testing

We test underground coal mine conveyor belts to determine if they are safe to use in these potentially hazardous environment.

Belting accessories such as scrapers, skirting, liners and lagging materials can also be tested for fire-resistant and anti-static properties.

Our facilities for conveyor belting testing include:

  • a fire gallery
  • a drum friction test rig
  • electrical resistance and laboratory flame equipment
  • tensile machines.

Tests

We are NATA accredited to carry out these conveyor belt tests:

  • AS 1334.1 (conveyor and elevator belting)
  • AS 1334.2 (determination of thickness of belting and rubber covers across the width)
  • AS 1334.2A (determination of thickness of belting and rubber covers across the width)
  • AS 1334.9 (determination of electrical resistance of conveyor belting )
  • AS 1334.10 (conveyor and elevator belting)
  • AS 1334.11 and AS 1334.12 (conveyor and elevator belting)
  • AS 4606-2012 (Grade S fire resistant and antistatic requirements for conveyor belting and conveyor accessories)
  • BS 2050

Type tests

We carry out type tests for underground coal mining applications to AS 4606, and other tests to parts of AS 1334.

Type tests we carry out include:

  • AS 1332 (conveyor belting- textile reinforced)
  • AS 1333 (conveyor belting of elastomeric and steel cord construction)
  • AS 1334 methods 1 to 12 (conveyor and elevator belting)
  • AS 1683.11 (tension testing of vulcanized or thermoplastic rubber)
  • BS 2050 (specification for electrical resistance of conducting and antistatic products made from flexible polymeric material)
  • Method A4.1 and A4.2
  • AS 4606 (Grade S fire resistant and antistatic requirements for conveyor belting and conveyor accessories)

We may also be able to test to other standards or carry out similar tests if required.

Submit an enquiry or call us on (02) 4724 4900 to request testing or further information.