JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, cilt.34, ss.103-113, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
One of the biggest problems in industrial plants is wear that directly affects equipment life. In integrated plants such as blast furnaces, many types of wear are encountered, one of which is erosive wear. Slurry erosion is one of the effective types of erosive wear. During the transfer of the slag into the liquid medium, the transport equipment is exposed to slurry erosion. The high amount of erosion seriously shortens the life of the equipment where the transportation is carried out and increases the maintenance-repair costs. In this study, blast furnace slag was used in the slurry erosive wear test system and the abrasivity of the St 37-2 reference standard pipe material, Hardox 400 and W2C-NiCrBSi coating materials was investigated. The slag was sieved to an average particle size of 505 mu m and slurry containing 10%, 20% and 30% by weight of slag was prepared. The experiments were carried out at 2 m/s and 4 m/s peripheral speed values at the partical normal impact angle (90 degrees). It has been determined by these experimental studies that the abrasivity of the slag prepared at a certain grain size is directly related to the concentration and the rotation speed (material conveyance speed) and that the wear is also increased by increasing the concentration and rotation speed. The wear values of the materials used as specimens are determined from high to low respectively as St 37-2, Hardox 400 and W2C-NiCrBSi coating material. In addition, the morphological structures of the worn surfaces were examined using SEM(Scanning Electron Microscope) in order to understand the wear mechanisms.