Protect and Preserve
The environment within the mining industry is notoriously aggressive and the effects on all types of machinery is costly in both replacement and downtime. Some reports state that the mining industry does not consider that corrosion is a significant issue and that equipment wear and tear is the primary concern in maintaining equipment. However the industry still spends over $ 93 million annually on maintenance coatings.
Oxifree listened to the message coming from the mining industry in Brazil (where the Oxifree product was developed) and commenced a large product development program in conjunction with industry giants, Vale & Samarco with one of their main concerns in operations being the premature failure of conveyor belt rotating components such as bearing housings which were failing within 6 months of operation.
Protection of conveyor system bearing housings by eliminating ingress of contaminants that cause premature failuresView Mining case studies
Oxifree encapsulated a number of refurbished bearing housings with our polymeric resin which prevented the ingress of dirt, dust and moisture and the results were outstanding with zero failures after 18 months. This is an example of how Oxifree can be used to not only prevent corrosion but protect against erosion on rotating components