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Weartech SHS: Extend Concrete Delivery Line Wear Life by 13.1x

Weartech® SHS™ ID Clad Wear Pipe to
Extend Concrete Delivery Line Wear Life by 13.1x

PROBLEM: SEVERE SLURRY ABRASION
Saskatchewan government regulations require spent sections in uranium mines to be completely encased in concrete. The transport of massive amounts of concrete to spent mine locations underground and process of gradual encasement can go on for many years.

 
Historically, concrete has been transported from surface to underground operations through a vertical delivery system fabricated from L80 mild steel pipe. In a Northern Saskatchewan uranium mine, severe wear from slurry abrasion results in costly down time from the pipe requiring replacement every 16 months.

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