Mining, power, and several other companies use hard, vigorous, and sturdy materials to get the job done successfully. It will increase productivity and make them work more efficiently.
Why certain materials get used
The mining industry and other companies use chromium carbide plate because it gets made of a steel based plate that is abrasion resistant. The material is sometimes called CCO (Chromium Carbide Overlay) plate. The CCO plate is hard and is resistant to corrosion. It maintains its strength at extremely high temperatures. It gets used as an additive to the metal alloy. Overall, it is wear and tear resistant.
What is the thickness tolerance of the plate?
The thickness tolerance of CCO plate is guaranteed to be about plus or minus 10 percent. The material has 30 percent chrome and 5 percent carbon. It is durable enough to withstand high-temperature environments or wherever corrosive problems exist. Chromium carbide plate also gets made to absorb high impact.
How do CCO plates get used?
They get used in the surface treatment of materials made of metal. The surfaces of other metals get coated by a technique known as thermal spraying. The powder gets mixed with solid nickel-chromium. Afterward, the mixture gets heated at extremely high temperature. Then it gets sprayed on whatever is getting coated to form a protective layer.
How do you cut the material?
You can use plasma, laser, water jet, arch gauge, or an abrasive saw to cut CCO plates. You cannot use oxy-fuel to cut the plate. If you want to minimize carbon contamination, it is best to cut the plate from the base metal side. If you are reducing it to a sloping edge, you can burn the CCO plate from the hard side.
How do you machine CCO Plates?
The CCO plate is too hard for machining. Use Blanchard Grinding only to finish CCO plates. You can also use pre-machined mild steel inserts if extra machining is required.
How do you form the plates?
You can either roll the plates or cold-form them. It is advisable to use a recommended radius of more than 20 times the thickness of the plate.
How to you weld CCO Plates?
To weld CCO plates, you can use AWS E7018, E8018, or E81T1-Ni2. If you are joining hard-facing layer, you can use a hard-facing rod/wire to cover.
How do you line the plates?
You can use plug weld to line it from both the hard-facing layer side and base metal side. You can also use stud welding or a bolt with a countersunk hole. If the surface gets exposed to severe wear, you should protect it with hard-facing rod/wire.
In conclusion, CCO plates get used for mining and other companies because it is durable enough to withstand high-temperature environments or wherever corrosive problems exist. CCO plates also get made to absorb high impact. It is also worn and tear resistant.