Use of Nanosteel Overlay Wearplate in Mining Trucks Improves Productivity and Revenues

Wear plates fight wear and extend the life of components in cement plants, power plants, and a variety of other industries. In the following sections, we will discuss a case study related to the use of overlay wear plates in the mining industry.

Problem

At an underground molybdenum mine in Colorado, several 90 ton side dump haulpak trucks transport ore from loading chutes to a primary crusher. The truck dumps the ore into the crusher and the complete load slides over a pair of lower slide doors, each of which is lined with a 13 mm Brinell 500 wear plate. This results in severe sliding abrasion, which makes it mandatory that the Brinell 50 wear plates are replaced every six months.

NanoSteel Overlay Wear Plate Features

In order to ensure that the side door wear plates are not replaced frequently, the mine substituted a pair of Brinell 500 wear plates on one truck with NanoSteel SHS 9700 overlay wear plates that have higher resistance to sliding abrasion and a longer service life.

Wear Plate

Type

Thickness Overlay Substrate Hardness

ASTM G65-04, Procedure A

NanoSteel SHS 9700

Overlay

1/2” (13 mm)

1/4” (6 mm)

1/4” (6 mm)

66 - 69 HRc

0.13 g mass loss

Brinell 500

Q&T

1/2” (13 mm)

-

-

49 - 53 HRc

1.20 g mass loss

NanoSteel SHS 9700 overlay wear plate, 1/4” (6 mm) overlay on 1/4” (6 mm) substrate

Advantages of the NanoSteel SHS 9700

The replacement of the Brinell 500 wear plates with the NanoSteel SHS 9700 overlay plates benefited the mine in the following ways:

  • Elimination of three pairs of replacement wear plates
  • Elimination of manpower hours during three replacement cycles
  • Increase in service time of the truck
  • Increase in production output and revenue

NanoSteel SHS 9700 has demonstrated a 4x improvement over Brinell 500 wear plate

Conclusion

The NanoSteel SHS 9700 overlay wear plates continue to serve after hauling over 3 million tones in 28 months whereas Brinell plates were replaced every 6 months.

About Nanosteel

The NanoSteel Company is an advanced materials company which has created a unique and proprietary portfolio of nanotechnology based and environmentally friendly steel alloys that greatly increase the value of steel in most of today’s industrial applications.

Product success has been through the development of Super Hard Steel® (SHS) alloys which feature nanoscale microstructures. SHS alloys are for use as metallic coatings within power generation, mining, cement, concrete and oil & gas industries.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by The NanoSteel Company.

For more information on this source, please visit The NanoSteel Company.

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