(08) 9302 7800

Combi Mixer

Challenge

Chesterton and ARC Coatings

Severe abrasion of the interior of the combi mixer required annual removal of the mixer to a maintenance shop where welding repairs were performed.

The strong abrasion of the residues from corn milling residues used in animal feed processing caused a strong abrasion inside the mixer.

The customer relied on the hands of Chesterton specialists to reduce or eliminate the requirements to repair the welding mixer and perform any future on-site repairs using an FDA compliant wear-resistant coating.

Chesterton products:

  • ARC MX FG – Abrasion Resistant Coating for Fine Particle Wear
  • ARC S1PW – Brush-Roll-Spray Applied Moderate Chemical Resistant Coating

 

Signs of abrasive wear to the internals of mixer

ARC S1PW – NSF 61 Certified

ARC MX FG

Solution

Preparation

Decontaminate and abrasive grit blast to SP10 cleanliness with 3 – 5 mil angular profile.

Application

ARC MX FG was trowel applied between 6 – 9mm (.25 – .325″) and then two alternating color coats of ARC S1PW were applied as a smoothing coat and a wear indicator coat to identify when the top 20 – 3o mils of coating have been removed.

Tack welding expanded metal mesh for increased structural integrity.

Results

Client Reported

After 90 days in service client inspected and noted minimal wear to ARC S1PW coat and no sign of any wear to ARC MX FG layer.

Client has initiated steps to add ARC coatings to future combi mixer repairs to their worldwide operations.

ARC MX FG coated mixer internals

About Us

Chesterton® ARC coatings are specifically formulated and engineered to be used in a wide range of harsh environments and conditions.

With outstanding adhesion, superior mechanical strength, excellent permeation, chemical and wear resistance, 100% solids and solvent-free, the available range of  Chesterton ARC coating will help you protect your investment.

® Registered trademark owned by A.W. Chesterton Company

Issued 06/21

 

Back to Case Studies

We are here to help - Contact Us

Contact Us