Weartech SHS Coating and Overlay Wear Plate Extend Blower Fan Blade Service Life by 300%

Problem: Abrasion, Erosion and Corrosion

At a copper ore surface mine in the southwest United States, vibratory compactors push waste rock into the haulage road to provide a clean level surface for preventing costly tire punctures and other damage to haulpak trucks, loaders, excavators and other mine vehicles.

Brinell 500 quench & temper (Q&T) liner plate installed to prolong the life of the carbon steel compactor drums is prone to cracking and premature failure due to the extreme hardness of the rock at this mine.

Weartech at a copper ore surface mine in the southwest United States

Solution: Weartech Thermal Spray Coating and Overlay Wear Plate

At a copper ore surface mine in the southwest United States, vibratory compactors push waste rock into the haulage road to provide a clean level surface for preventing costly tire punctures and other damage to haulpak trucks, loaders, excavators and other mine vehicles.

Brinell 500 quench & temper (Q&T) liner plate installed to prolong the life of the carbon steel compactor drums is prone to cracking and premature failure due to the extreme hardness of the rock at this mine.

Industrial Centrifugal Blower

Distribution of hot gases (≤ 500°C) inside cement plant industrial centrifugal blower.

Worn steel fan blades

Unprotected steel fan blades are worn and must be replaced after 2-4 months of service.

Steel fan blades with Weartech Coating

Fan blade with Weartech wear plate and coating after 12 months of service.

Result: Weartech SHS Extends Component Life by 3X

After only 2-4 months of service, unprotected steel fan blades are worn through and must be replaced. However, fan blade and disc surfaces protected by Weartech SHS9192U overlay wear plate and Weartech SHS 7170 WTWAS coating show minimal wear after 12 months.