In transportation systems that use pipes, abrasive wear occurs when hard particles or abrasive slurry particles slide along the wall of the pipe or are forced against it. This action on the pipe wall can cause loss of material and, in extreme cases, pipe leaks or failure.
Mild steel pipe simply cannot stand tough enough against such abrasive environments to give acceptable service life. While mild steel pipe has good strength and impact resistance, it has poor abrasion resistance compared with high-strength, abrasion-resistant steel pipe in such high-wear areas.
What about cast wear pipe? In conveying applications, the pipes are constantly being subjected to movement due to pressure surges. Heavy, brittle cast piping is not a good option in such piping systems.
Abrasion-resistant steel pipe like Hardox® pipes in high-strength steel give you a maintenance-friendly alternative in abrasive or tough applications. And you can use lighter pipes with thinner wall thickness. They are easier to handle and install and will maintain the strength you need.