Coal Mines Tag

Impact of particle abrasion wear on equipment used in coal processing can be significant. For a coal mine in Queensland, the persistent abrasive forces meant the chutes in the dewatering centrifuge needed to be dismantled and re-coated internally every 12 to 15 weeks. A solution was...

Read about how the use of NTN “EA” long life bearings, recommended by CBC engineers, helped a major mining operation successfully extend service life in their fleet of walking draglines. The operators had already undertaken mechanical and operational improvements with some positive results, but bearing life was still...

For a coal fired power station in Queensland , the solution for excessive erosion in their pipes and boiler tubes came through CBC experts, in collaboration with Henkel LOCTITE Australia. A coating of LOCTITE’s Pneu-Wear Epoxy Compound, in conjunction with LOCTITE’s Brushable Ceramic Coating helped protect the metal surfaces from excessive...

For Mark Breasley, whose business MB Engineering works closely with coal handling and preparation plants in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, helping extend component life on the mining equipment to improve maintenance cycles for his clients is the number one priority. It was...

While the score was only approximately 35mm wide and 10mm deep, the damage on the belt extended for 700 metres, and on a belt that was less than a month old, that cost more than $1 million dollars. As such, it remains the largest single...

Many mines and quarries in Australia are located in remote parts of the country, potentially hundreds of kilometres away from an urban centre. The environments in which these motors operate are extremely hot (reaching 40 to 55 degrees), dusty, and often corrosive.

When the bore diameter of a bearing is 1.5 metres, it’s not classified as an ‘off-the-shelf’ item. Yet these extra-large bearings are often employed on critical pieces of equipment, such as the trunnions of grinding mills at mine sites. This is why a trusted supplier with engineering expertise in the installation and maintenance of these bearings is so important to the customers that use them.