Virtually all materials and components used in the building and construction industry start life as a mined mineral prior to its primary or secondary production process. In handling these minerals, the consequence of plant degradation is an ever present problem to the manufacturers of building materials. From receipt of raw or semi-processed materials at the gatehouse to dispatch of the finished product, the task of combating wear is a constant thorn in the side of plant engineers and the resources available to them.
By implementing proven engineering practice to protect process plant and equipment, plant managers can anticipate a greater return on investment. As most products are manufactured in continual processes in order to maximise production efficiency and cost control, the availability of that equipment is paramount to the operation’s effectiveness. Silos, pipework, mixers, dryers, hoppers and transfer chutes all benefit from protection by materials designed to combat the effects of handling volumes of minerals within a continual or batched operation.