Abrasive wear and its effects on process equipment is one of the primary causes of downtime in mining operations. The mining process usually involves a wide range of abrasion, impact and corrosion. Heavy duty equipment parts are often exposed to large stones, aggregates, sand and aggressive slurries that can damage and abrade even the hardest reinforced steel substrates. Preventive maintenance is very important because it restores the structural integrity of the equipment parts and ensures durability.
Furthermore such forward thinking can help alleviate the pressure mining companies are currently facing due the economic pressures facing the mining industry. Such economic times call for a more sustainable approach when it comes to operations through efficiency and reduced maintenance expenditures whenever possible.