By Anthony Weedon, Export Manager – Red Dog Linings
The title seems somewhat dramatic doesn’t it? For engineers specifying chrome carbide hardfacing materials or through-hardened abrasion resistant materials in the glass industry however, it is an unfortunate reality and an issue that is taken extremely seriously. The consequences of ignoring the nickel content of those materials introduced into the production area of plate glass can be catastrophic.
Par Anthony Weedon, Responsable Export – Red Dog Linings
Depuis sa création par l’ancienne société mère de Red Dog Linings à Houston, Texas en 1965, la production de tôles rechargées aux carbures de chrome a été reprise par plusieurs fabricants au niveau mondial. Néanmoins, la description générique du produit en tant que « tôle rechargée » ne devrait pas décharger un acheteur potentiel de sa responsabilité d’un choix qualitatif.
By Phil Leonard, Managing Director – Red Dog Linings
Since it’s creation by Red Dog Linings former Houston based parent company in 1965, chromium carbide hardfaced plate is produced around the globe by a range of manufacturers. However, “the description on the tin” can often betray a wide range of quality choices to be made by the willing buyer for the hardfacing product.
Where to use chrome carbide overlaid plates in cement, steel, glass, mining, recycling and other industries subject to abrasion?
By Technical Director,
The commonest form of overlaid chrome carbide plates is where the hard layer is deposited on a weldable steel base by fusion welding. Chrome carbide is the most popular type due to the flexibility in applying heavy deposits. The availability of products such as T200X ™ are lower cost in comparison. Out of the different welding processes used to manufacture these plates, “bulk welding” is one of the most efficient due to the production throughput and cost (one of our ancestral company’s inventions back in 1965).
Richard Finnerty, 22, from Wakefield has completed his Electrical Apprenticeship with Red Dog Linings. The 4 year apprenticeship with Wakefield College and the Skills Exchange means that Richard has been promoted to Electrician and now holds a NVQ Level 3 in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
A Yorkshire-based manufacturer has completed a successful secondary management buyout led by the current Managing Director Phil Leonard, making it a fully independent business.
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