4.0 3 Reviews SKU: CHCON00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

Coal handlers operate and maintain the equipment used to transport coal to a plant for burning or to a coal pile for storage. This equipment includes conveyors, feeders, and chutes. Coal handlers must also inspect and maintain equipment such as magnetic separators and cleaning devices, which help transport operations run smoothly. This course explains how the equipment involved in transport operations works, and how it should be inspected and maintained.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Explain what a coal transport system is and identify its major parts.
  • List four types of conveyors used to transport coal.
  • Name the parts of a typical belt conveyor and describe the function of each part.
  • Describe the parts of a typical conveyor belt and name three types of splices used to join the ends together.
  • Identify the parts of a typical idler and describe the different types of idlers used in a coal transport system.
  • Identify the different types of pulleys used by conveyors and explain how each type is used.
  • Explain the function of a conveyor drive mechanism and describe its major parts.
  • Describe the different conveyor safety features and how each feature is used.
  • Name two types of feeders and explain how they work.
  • Explain the purpose of chutes, wear plates, and skirtboards in a coal transport system.
  • Identify the three types of magnetic separators and explain how each type removes tramp iron from coal.
  • Describe the cleaning devices used to remove coal from conveyor components.
  • Describe general procedures for inspecting and maintaining conveyors, chutes, and feeders.
  • Describe general troubleshooting procedures for belt misalignment.

Customer Reviews


Great Info!

“Great info!”

Andrew G. Verified Customer


good interaction with student

“good interaction with student”

William T. Verified Customer


very informational, and east to understand especially with not having any kind of mechanical backgr

“Very informational, and easy to understand especially with not having any kind of mechanical background.”

Evan T. Verified Customer

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