Metallurgical analysis of machine components
Services offered by the Materials Technology unit of
F.L.Smidth’s Research and Development Laboratory
(RDL) focus on:
s Materials selection s Wear and abrasion
s Materials properties s Corrosion
s Failure analysis s Welding
Metallurgical analysis of machine components
A solution for any material Responsive service
M E TA L L U R G I C A L A N A LY S I S O F M A C H I N E C O M P O N E N T S
• Materials selection
degradation problem based on expert knowledge
• Materials properties Every cement plant experiences degradation RDL Materials Technology assists cement
of its machine components, whether in producers in tracking down the causes of
• Failure analysis the form of wear, corrosion or fatigue. degradation based on many years of
All three degrading factors impact cement experience and its huge resources of data
• Wear and abrasion production equipment due to the huge on wear, corrosion and fatigue problems.
amounts of materials being processed by Our experience also includes know-how on
• Corrosion the machinery. welding and surfacing of a wide range of
materials. We provide consultancy in
• Welding Wear consists of sliding wear and abrasion. selecting the right type of materials and
Each wear mechanism has its characteristics converting materials according to
that can be determined and quantiﬁed. RDL international standards. In the event of an
Materials Technology - F.L.Smidth’s specialist unexpected breakdown of machinery,
unit for metallurgical analysis - has tested a RDL Materials Technology offers prompt
range of construction materials for their troubleshooting assistance.
wear resistance towards raw materials and More than a century of experience in
cement minerals the degradation of cement-making
equipment is embedded in the expert
Corrosion generally appears in two forms: services provided by RDL Materials
High-temperature corrosion and wet Technology.
corrosion. High-temperature corrosion RDL Materials Technology works in
occurs in cyclones, calciners, kilns and close cooperation with the RDL Chemical
coolers. Wet corrosion is found in any Laboratory to ensure an optimum and
construction object exposed to water or comprehensive solution of metallurgical
high humidity. The use of alternative fuels material problems – whether caused by
often accelerates both forms of corrosion. the cement process or the materials
Fatigue is the most insidious form of
degradation due to its often unpredictable
occurrence. However, in most cases fatigue
can be traced back to one single cause.
Recommendations for hard-facing
Reinforcing a surface by means of hard-
facing considerably extends the life of
Roller press hard-faced with wear
RDL Materials Technology examines machine compo- Failure analysis
nents for hardness on site. We use replica techniques to Sudden fatigue
examine creep effects and microstructure abnormalities. failure often
State-of-the-art has serious
services provided but the cause
can in most
by RDL Materials cases easily be
Technology: Fatigue crack in
of metallic and
ceramic materials Expert knowledge on material properties
is performed Tensile strength, hardness, microstructure,
either in the wear resistance, etc. Providing easily
laboratory or accessible data which is updated according
on site. to international standards.
wear and abrasion
Laboratory testing of
wear plates or of
wear plates against
Evaluation of corrosion
Analysing corrosion damage and phenomena.
Selecting appropriate materials suitable
for exposure to various types of corrosion
and in different temperature ranges.
Welding is essential for nearly all kinds of
Estimating lifetime based on long-term
joining or repairing of metallic materials, and
data.Central pipe from cyclone exposed
RDL Materials Technology provides consultancy
to high-temperature corrosion.
on the appropriate techniques.
RDL Materials Technology
Data in this brochure is intended for preliminary project planning only. Manufacturer reserves the right to modify equipment details and/or speciﬁcations without notice.
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