Kingfisher Wear Protection Publication Shows Iron & Steel Manufacturers How to Get More from Their Plant
- 22 December 2011
- Company & Industry News
Wear protection specialist, Kingfisher Industrial, is helping companies involved in iron and steel manufacturing to get more life from their plants, reduce maintenance and improve productivity. The company has published an industry- specific publication that highlight the benefits of employing wear protection to new or existing iron manufacturing plant, providing users with 10- year or even 20- year life from their installations.
The Iron Manufacturing brochure is the first in a series of publications that Kingfisher is producing to highlight the benefits of wear protection across all process engineering sectors. It is the result of Kingfisher's long and successful industry experience of providing wear protection solutions and full turnkey project to most of the major companies involved the manufacture of iron and steel.
The publication provides an easy- to- assimilate graphic of iron and steelmaking, breaking down the process to show key equipment used and outlining how wear protection can improve its life performance.
This is followed by a description of the value added benefits of using wear protection, outlining how the process of coating or lining plant and equipment, with ceramics, metallics or polymers can extend the life of key equipment such as hoppers, chutes, bunkers, pipework, feeders, screen decks and underpans, conveyors, and many more. The benefits of providing such protection are evidenced by research by Kingfisher that shows users of its wear protection systems benefit by a factor of 5 times their initial outlay, with many installations providing wear life of up to 20-years following appropriate wear treatment.
"We have produced this brochure to educate the iron and steel industries in the strategic cost saving benefits of wear protection of plant and equipment," said Kingfisher MD, John Connolly.
"Wear protection is critically under-employed, and this is costing industry millions of pounds annually in unnecessary maintenance costs and lost production time."
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