Customer case

The link to savings

December 20, 2019 6 min read


Case details

Industry Agriculture, forestry and fishing

In this chain-link conveyor the hardness of the bottom plates was increased using the wear resistant Hardox® 500XF. The conveyor is feeding a power plant with wood chips and is in constant operation. After upgrading to Hardox® 500XF, the life-time of the conveyor is thirty times longer than the original. This means 100 years of service without any need for replacements. Additionally, the reduced need to weld new plates saves about 4 400 meters of weld joint over the service-life.

Case details

Industry Agriculture, forestry and fishing

SSAB EcoUpgraded

Together with our customers, SSAB continually upgrades steel and equipment designs. SSAB EcoUpgraded saves CO2 both in steel production and during the full lifetime of the machine.

From the CO2 payback time and onwards, every extra hour brings additional savings.

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Savings on CO₂

CO2 savings
  Calculation data
Machine usage per year 8 400 hours/year
Service lifetime 100 years
Weight of original parts 19 330 kg
Weight of upgraded parts 19 330 kg
Wear resistant steel saved during lifetime 560 000 kg