CIL TANKS

Processing tanks as used in the gold industry (CIL / CIP) require constant maintenance due to their abrasive nature in the gold extraction process.

Nukote’s high performance polyurea coatings provide the ultimate protection delivering years of maintenance free service.

Nukote has undertaken numerous relines of CIL/CIP tanks developing significant experience with the most appropriate high abrasion resistant systems.

Nukote provides a complete turnkey service in the refurbishment of CIL/CIP tanks including relining the tank internal walls, floor, agitation shafts and blades and associated steelwork as well as tank externalcoatings.

Experience has enabled us to identify appropriate film thicknesses to different areas of the tank, providing the best combinationofperformanceandcosteffectiveness. Typically higher film builds are required in the lower areas where more abrasion is encountered.

END TIPPERS

Many transport operators are turning to aluminium bodied vehiclesto reduce their tare weight and increase their payload.

Transport of mineral sands can present particular problems due to their extremely abrasive nature and this is more extreme with aluminium bodies.

Nukote was asked to provide a solution to the excessive wear that transporting and tipping mineral sands was causing to new aluminium end tipper bodies.

The solution was to apply a customised liner of Nukote ST with the liner thickness matched to amount of abrasion experienced at each part of the body. This was thickest at the tailgate and thinnest at the front.

Before applying the liner, the aluminium was abrasive blasted and primed.

The Nukote liner has eliminated abrasive metal loss from the aluminium and can be “topped up” with more polyurea once the liner eventually wears down.

IRON ORE RAIL WAGONS

Mild steel iron ore rail wagons are subject to significant erosion and corrosion from the abrasive nature of ironore, moisture and contaminants.

The application of Nukote ST can significantly increase the service life of rail assets.

The internal surfaces of the rail wagons are firstly abrasive blasted achieving a 75 micron profile. The steel surface is then tested for contaminants before the application of 3-4 mm of Nukote ST. Higher film thicknesses are installed in the impact and high corrosion areas. On completion the entire wagon is holiday tested to ensure total monolithic encapsulation has been achieved.

The ore wagons are inspected every two years and any damaged areas can be easily repaired.

The application of Nukote ST has seen a significant increase in the service life of mild steel ore cars.