#### Conveyor Belt Equations

If our conveyor system was relatively small and the total drive was 10 HP, 2.8 HP is a significant part of that drive power requirement (i.e. 28%). On the other hand, if our conveyor is quite long, requiring a drive power of 300 HP, then 2.8 HP is relatively insignificant compared with the total power required in that system (i.e. 2.8%).