We strive to increase the operational efficiency of Vale’s belt conveyor systems. For this purpose, we create subsidies to reduce failures and increase the useful life of conveyor belts and transfer chute linings. We work to increase safety and optimize the belt splicing process. With regard to chute lining plates, we have developed procedures for selecting and developing materials that are more appropriate for Vale’s operations. In this way, we extend the useful life of the equipment, reducing maintenance costs.