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Belly pans Conveyors

Belly pans Conveyors

(OP)
Hi
I am wondering if somebody can direct me and help me out with learning the reason of belly pans in conveyors?
Is it an OSHA requirement?

What are design basis for Belly pans in conveyors?
What are they being designed for? what loads they are being design for?

Any pics?

What do we have to pay attention about them?
Whats the best material for these pans?

Thank you

RE: Belly pans Conveyors

Where I live, the regulation that covers facilities in which these types of conveyors are installed, requires guarding underneath conveyors where they pass over any worker, to protect against falling objects, including broken conveyor parts.

That's the extent of what's written in the regulation; it's up to you to figure out the details.

A conveyor that is conveying engine blocks, will need something quite a bit more substantial than a conveyor that is conveying cookies.

RE: Belly pans Conveyors

(OP)
BrianPetersen (Mechanical),

Thank you for your response. I am in US and would like to know what regulation covers it? May I ask if you know what enforcement regulator is covering or requiring the falling objects you mentioned ?


I appreciate any clue or direction.

Thanks

RE: Belly pans Conveyors

In my case, it is a provincial regulation that covers occupational health and safety in industrial establishments, and it is enforced by the provincial Ministry of Labour. You'll have to dig through your own local occupational health and safety regulations to see if it has anything that corresponds. Our MoL is comparable to your OSHA. Our provincial regs are usually, but not always, comparable to your state regs, although you might have some things regulated federally that we do provincially or vice versa. Look through ANSI and other standards that may apply. Watch out for standards and regulations that call for a risk assessment ... this is a potential "gotcha" if you don't consider something to be a risk factor but someone else does, particularly after an incident ...

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