542-0054/02 – Process equipment (PZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jan Nečas, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jan Nečas, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HLO060 Ing. Jakub Hlosta, Ph.D.
NEC37 doc. Ing. Jan Nečas, Ph.D.
TVR0033 Ing. Adam Tvrz
ZUR071 Ing. David Žurovec, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Learning outcomes of the course unit is to acquaint students with the basic function principles of commonly used process equipment.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject acquaints students with equipment used in different process facilities like a conveyors as well as handling equipment in relation to process equipment in the mineral processing and waste treatment field. Students will learn the basics of their construction and technological calculations. The course also includes theme of particulates with their relation to these devices.

Compulsory literature:

Seville, J.P.K. Procesising of particulate solids, Blackie academic &professional, London, 1997, ISBN 0-7514-0376-8. SCHULZE, D. Powders and bulk solids: behavior, characterization, storage and flow, New York: Springer, c2008. ISBN 35-407-3767-7. ASTM D7743-12, Standard Test Method for Measuring the Minimum Fluidization Velocities of Free Flowing Powders, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org. Barry A. Wills and James A. Finch. Wills' Mineral Processing Technology : An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery. Book, 8th Edition, Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.

Recommended literature:

Ray, T. K. Mechanical handling of materials. New Delhi: Asian Books Private Limited. 2004. Wohlbier, R. H. Mechanical conveying. Clausthal-Zellerfeld: Trans Tech Publ. 2000. Fayed, M. E., & Skocir, T. S. Mechanical conveyors: Selection and operation. 2018. Sclater, N. Mechanisms and mechanical devices sourcebook. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2013.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Recommendations to students: Consult the issue of both programs continuously with the supervisor. It is recommended that you submit your programs earlier than the last week of your lesson. Oral exam.


Other requirements

Form of 2 tests with search.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to the subject, content, requirements for the student, Basic concepts of process equipment 2. Standards, technical drawings, types of drawings, Requirements for process equipment level 3. Particular materials division. Mechanical properties of particulate matter, measurement of basic parameters. 4. Process equipment division. Traffic performance calculation. Transport of material during processes 5. Towing system, Infinite towing device, Belt conveyor, Principle, Division and main part. Technological accessories of conveyor belt. Basics of belt conveyor theory and calculation. 6. Belt conveyor operating equipment. Special belt conveyors - with pressure belt, with baffles, hose. 7. Device on the principle of bucket - principle, construction, main part, calculation. Means of transport - principle, construction, basics of chain conveyor calculation. 8. Ridge conveyor system - principle, construction, basics of chain conveyor calculation. Redler - principle of construction, basics of chain conveyor calculation. 9. Vibration-based equipment - scheme, principles of vibration excitation, basic parameters calculation. Equipment on the principle of worm mechanism - construction, division, simplified calculation of parameters 10. Own weight transport - chutes, gutters. Minimal fluidization velocity, pneumatic transport - division, basic design schemes. 11. Containers for process equipment, closures 12. Invented particular mass, problems of particulate matter flow in process equipment 13. Mixing, principles, basic terms, mixing equipment 14. Consultation, reserve

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  21
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Compulsory attendance at seminars. Lectures voluntary. Passing the test and working out the program.

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