CV002 Supporting Structure

Project Type

Structural Engineering

Project Location

Dampier, WA

Project Duration

14 Months

As part of their continuous maintenance plan, Dampier Salt Ltd had planned to replace the existing mild steel spatial trusses supporting the CV002 Conveyor Belt in Dampier with similar spatial trusses made of a more durable material. CV002 conveyor is approximately 68m long and connects the Wet Salt Dump Bridge with the Salt Washplant at an angle varying between 10 and 16 degrees. McDowall Affleck were appointed to undertake a preliminary study to compare alternative materials including FRP and various grades of stainless steel (AISI304, AISI316L and Duplex), and to provide the detailed design of the Conveyor Belt supporting structure using the preferred material of AISI316L.