Kingfisher specialise in the protection of process plant and equipment.
- 11 August 2010
- Company & Industry News
A bulk material import terminal based in the UK suffered from premature equipment failure on a ship unloading and conveying system. The port handles approximately 1,000,000 tons of sub bitumous coal per month
unloading and discharging at approximately 5500TPH.
When the plant was originally installed all transfer points were protected with Chrome Carbide hard faced liner plates. The liner plates achieved a minimal service life of 9 to 12 months before failure's started to occur.
Kingfisher Industrial designed and installed replacement systems for these areas using K-ALOX, a High Alumina Ceramic lining system with an excellent resistance to impact and friction induced abrasion. All replacement work was completed with minimal disruption to the plant operation, coordinated with the port engineering and operational departments the site activities was planned to coincide with routine shipping gaps already planned for routine maintenance.
Plant failures began around 4 years ago and since then Kingfisher have been installing replacement systems as equipment failed. The replacement project originally was more responsive to areas of failure, however as the client has seen the benefit of using K-ALOX, all remaining wear areas have now been prioritized and the installation of wear protection systems provided by Kingfisher Industrial continues.
The proven system was designed and installed by our own trained site engineers and offers a minimum of 10 years service without the need for any interim maintenance.
Fig 1: indicates the significant wear on the impact baffle lined with the Chrome Carbide hard faced liner plates.
Fig 2: is the impact baffle lined with K-ALOX high alumina ceramic. No significant material wear is present after a through-put in excess of 4,000,000 tons. The K-ALOX liners positioned centrally at the high impact point are of greater thickness to offer a more uniform life the full lining system will achieve.
K-ALOX plays a vital part in protecting plant when bulk solids are conveyed or processed by mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulic means. K-ALOX is ideally suited to counter both impact and sliding abrasion and erosion in any applications within the bulk solids handling industrial.
In offering a solution driven concept to counter the effects of handling and processing bulk solid material and by utilising our expertise in the design, manufacture, protection and installation of process plant and equipment, we add a significant return on investment achieving stakeholder satisfaction. With ever increasing performance targets on efficiency, safety and environmental compliance, it is imperative that plant operators and engineers utilise best practice in ensuring these aims are achieved. Working with strategically chosen partners, we offer a complete range of technically advanced materials to maximize the potential benefits of implementing industry proven system enhancements....a full turnkey solution.
New Premises - In October 2009 Kingfisher Industrial moved to a new purpose built 35,000 cu/ft factory in the West Midlands. Industry related seminar days are planned for 2010, including a tour of our new facilities.
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