Our customer extracts and processes approximately 150 thousand tonnes per year of zinc and lead ores from their own mine. Zinc alloys are used in the smelting and automotive industries as well as for the continuous zinc-plating of products in the processing industry. In the course of refining, zinc oxide (ZnO) is conveyed at 400°C via pneumatic pipes and pipe bends from the sphalerite roasting plant to the leaching unit.
Kalenborn Abresist lined piping has many uses in the energy industry, handling abrasive solid fuels such as coal, petroleum coke or wood and the waste materials from the burning of these materials. The waste materials include bottom ash, fly ash, economizer ash, pyrites, sand and scrubber sludge.
It is an unusual contract when the colour of the wear protection is a key aspect. In the glass industry, though, it is not only extremely high-performance wear protection which is in demand. In order for fully transparent, clear varieties of glass, such as plate glass, not to get dirty during manufacture, it is preferred that white materials only are used. Wear monitoring is intended to provide additional protection for piping and plant components.
KALDETECT is a system for monitoring wear. It provides early and reliable warning of when piping or plant components are approaching their end-of-life. It therefore prevents unplanned downtime and repairs and well as any environmental or equipment damage.
For more than 15 years, Kalenborn has been a reliable partner for wear protection solutions in the Brazilian market. Every year, we supply hundreds of kilometers of wear-resistant pipes to customers in various industries, including mining, steel and cement production.
Iron ore is a key raw material which is extracted as rock from ore mines. Various industrial processing steps refine the ore till it is in the form of pressed pellets. It is in this form that the ore is used for the manufacture of steel. Our customer is the world’s leading producer of iron ore pellets. Right from the founding of Kalenborn do Brasil 15 years ago, the company has been supplying the producer with wear protection solutions for various pieces of plant.
A power station constructor plans and builds thermal power stations all over the world. As a market leader the company relies on modern, environmentally friendly and economical plant. The right wear protection for this is irreplaceable. For initial commissioning of newly built power plants in China and Austria, the company therefore relies on support from Kalenborn.
Potassium salts are recovered in mining and are a major component of many fertilizers. For refining, the salts are separated from other solids in several stages. This complex process is possible only in robust plants with excellent wear protection. It is exactly in this field that Kalenborn Abresist has been proving itself for over 20 years with pipe lining from ABRESIST.