Coal Yard Maintenance

SKU: CHCYM00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

Coal is a heavy, abrasive, and corrosive material that can be difficult for equipment to handle. To handle coal, equipment must often run at high speeds and carry heavy loads. To do its job, coal handling equipment must be continually maintained to ensure it stays in good running condition. This course examines the maintenance jobs that are commonly performed on coal handling equipment and describes how coal handlers may be involved with equipment maintenance.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • List the basic principles and practices for coal yard maintenance.
  • Describe the general maintenance responsibilities of coal handlers.
  • Identify one way to remove an idler for repair or replacement.
  • Outline the general procedure for removing a pulley for repair or replacement.
  • Explain the steps commonly performed in preparation for a conveyor belt replacement.
  • Describe how a conveyor belt may be changed using a rope or cable.
  • Summarize how a belt is trained by making idler adjustments.
  • Determine the preliminary steps necessary before installing a mechanical splice.
  • Explain one method of installing a splice.
  • Define vulcanized splice and explain how a vulcanized splice is typically installed.
  • Identify several types of repairs that may be made to damaged belts.
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