As a rough guideline, use 1,5 % elongation for textile belts. and 0,2 % for steel cord belts. Note: For longdistance conveyors, dynamic startup calculations. may be required, because not all elements are set in motion simultaneously, due to the elastic properties of the conveyor belt.
designers of conventional conveyors familiar with the CEMA method of conveyor belt calculation a method to modify the CEMA equations so they can be used for pipe conveyor preliminary design. The methods outlined in this paper are not meant to influence the pipe/tube conveyor manufacturer =s design and standards but to provide a