Truck Side Door Wear Life Increased By 400%
NanoSteel eliminates three pairs of replacement wear plates and increases truck service time
At an underground molybdenum mine in Colorado, a small fleet of 90 ton side dump haul trucks transport ore from loading chutes to a primary crusher.
When a truck dumps ore at the crusher, the entire load slides over a pair of lower side doors, each lined with a 1/2” (13 mm) Brinell 500 wear plate. Severe sliding abrasion results in the Brinell 500 wear plates requiring replacement every 6 months.
To reduce the number of replacement cycles for side door wear plates, in December 2008 the mine replaced a pair of Brinell 500 wear plates on one truck with NanoSteel SHS 9700 overlay wear plates which feature higher resistance to severe sliding abrasion and longer service life.
NanoSteel SHS 9700 overlay wear plates remain in service after hauling more than 3 million tons in 28 months while Brinell 500 plates are replaced at an average rate of every 6 months. Benefits to the mine include elimination of three pairs of replacement wear plates and manpower hours during 3 replacement cycles, with increases in truck service time, production output and revenue.
400% improvement over 500 BHN Q&T
NanoSteel overlay wear plate has demonstrated a 400% performance improvement over Brinell 500 Q&T plate
NanoSteel overlay wear plate
NanoSteel SHS 9700 overlay wear plate 1/4” (6 mm) overlay on 1/4” (6 mm) substrate
90 ton side dump haul truck
NanoSteel wear plates remain in service after hauling more than 3 million tons in 28 months