In Batu Hijau ASI was invited to conducted thickness checks on the fleet of 116, 793C truck bodies.
This was undertaken in conjunction with Newmont Mining and their client Caterpillar. After 12 months service it was determined that the average wear for 6000 hours service on the Arcoplate 10/9 floor was a loss of 1mm (0.042”).
Predicted wear life for the Arcoplate at the current rate of 1.2mm per annum (worst case) would achieve a life expectancy of approx.
8 years or 48,000 hours. ASI don’t suggest we can attain these results without some periodic maintenance to the floors in this environment, however, the new design Arcoplate kits will be far less to maintain and cost far less per cycle to run than any other wear kit on the market.