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This report describes a three year research project into the prediction and reduction of abrasive wear in mining equipment. The study commenced with a detailed review of the laboratory methods for assessing the abrasive potential of rocks. This resulted in a programme of development and calibration of the standard tests together with the development of new methods for abrasive potential assessment. Case studies were conducted at a number of British Coal collieries, from which specific wear rates were determined on various components for differing rock types and tonnages handled. To enable the prediction of wear rates in a wider range of materials, an extensive literature search was conducted to locate test data for other materials. A method was also developed to enable the wear rate for materials in equipment under service conditions to be predicted.

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Authors: AL-AMEEN S I, University of Nottingham, Department of Mining Engineering (GB);WALLER M D, University of Nottingham, Department of Mining Engineering (GB);TALKS M G ET AL., British Coal, Technical Services and Research Executive (GB);YARDLEY E D, British Coal, Operations Department, Eastwood (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14868 EN (1993) 321 pp., MF, ECU 16
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 1 870965 12 4
Record Number: 199410166 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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