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Determining corrosion rates in industrial ore grinding environments.

Authors
Isaacson-AE; McDonough-PJ; Maysilles-JH
Source
Soc Min Eng AIME Preprint 89-2 1989; :1-16
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10006004
Abstract
Researchers at the U.S. Bureau of Mines developed and tested equipment to measure corrosion rates on a commercial-scale mill. Bench-scale experiments were also designed for duplicating ore grinding conditions closely enough that realistic rate determinations can be made in laboratory tests. Rates measured in a laboratory system compared favorably with those measured in the field. Cast steel was found to have corrosion rates in a copper mill and laboratory test cell of 22 and 21 mpy, respectively. Corrosion was found to account for less than 5 pct of the total grinding media wear in the operations studied.
Keywords
Mining; Corrosive materials; Grinding equipment; Grinding mills; Laboratory testing; Milling industry; Copper; Metal grinding; Metal compounds
CAS No.
7440-50-8
Publication Date
19890101
Document Type
OP
Fiscal Year
1989
Identifying No.
OP 46-89
NIOSH Division
SLRC
Source Name
Soc. Min. Eng. AIME Preprint 89-2
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