Abrasion, Erosion, Wear and Impact Protection
The type of wear where particles move freely across a surface. Unless the metal is hard enough to resist, the particles cut grooves into the surface and cause costly shutdowns and replacements.
Pumps, chutes, gravity classifiers, screens and pneumatic conveying systems experience this form of wear.
Metal loss in equipment directly impacts production output. Even the use of high alloy metal steel equipment cannot offer the required MTBF. Negative side effect of commonly used weld repair is that it is costly and time consuming. Heat distortion of equipment is an issue and welding hardly offers the envisioned life extension.
In industry here are three choices for repair of abrasion/wear damage:
- Ceramic tile inserts glued to the surface by an adhesives suffers from poor adhesion
- Pre-molded Rubber Elastomers tear and rip and form under corrosion
- ProTXcoat Ceramic-Reinforced Polymers: This option provides the wear resistance of the toughest available ceramics and the flexibility and form that compares to rubber liner.
ProTXcoat 104HD and ProTXcoat XD1 are specially formulated composite repair systems reinforced with a proprietary blend of ceramic beads and powders to resist the most extreme abrasive sliding wear environments. The unique formulated ceramic reinforcements closely match the hardness of diamond, offering unrivalled resistance to tough wear and tear
ProTXcoat Abrasion resistant surface protection systems are designed to improve areas exposed to sliding abrasion, resurface damaged metal and offer the effective alternative to traditional weld overlays. ProTXcoat Abrasion systems often replace ceramic tiles and rubber linings which easily disbond.
ProTXcoat Abrasion Coatings easily apply by trowel, and conform to any shape or form.
- and offer optimal protection against the most severe abrasion, compounded by temperature and or chemicals. Ask us about our experiences in tough mining applications around the world