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||Materials Science & Technology 2011
||The Effects of Sand Size on the Abrasion Resistance of Alloys and Tungsten Carbide-Based MMC Overlays
||Gary Fisher, Tonya Wolfe, John Wolodko
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Typically, standard alloys do not have the wear resistance properties necessary to combat the aggressive wear and corrosive conditions prevalent throughout the oil sands mining process. For production-critical components, it is common to apply tungsten carbide-based metal matrix composite (WC-MMC) overlays to extend equipment life and prevent unplanned outages. The performance of composite overlays is very much dependent on the wear-environment. This paper will discuss how the interactions between abrasive conditions and the mechanical and structural properties of the WC-MMCs are key in determining the resultant levels of performance. Such information can lead to a better selection of materials and subsequent extended component life.
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