Evaluating and Improving Materials for Mineral Processing.
Blickensderfer-RA; Tylczak-JH; Madison-B; Hansen-J
Int Conf on Tribology in Min Extr War on Wear London England Sept 1984 :15-21
The Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, is actively engaged in the war on wear. The emphasis of its research is on improving the wear resistance of materials that contain strategic and critical metals by applying metallurgical processes such as heat treatment and microstructual control. Another approach is to reduce the amounts of strategic and critical metals in certain alloys while maintaining adequate wear resistance by substituting other metals or by using alternative metallurgical processes. Because the greatest wear losses occur during comminution of ore, materials used in crushing and grinding mills have received much attention. This paper presents research on spalling and abrasion of commercial grinding balls and white cast irons, abrasion resistance of low- alloy steels, cast-on hardsurfacing, slurry wear of materials, and ball mill erosion-corrosion.
Int. Conf. on Tribology in Min. Extr. War on Wear, London, England, Sept. 1984, PP. 15-21