Mining Industry Services

Mining Industry Services

SOCOTEC provides mining industry services including consulting for the manufacturing of heavy equipment used in mining operations. Our services span across many verticals including heat treatment process improvement, welding repair and structural procedures, technical audits of foundries, casting and forging process evaluation, ITP evaluations and more. 

Mining Industry Services 

The mining industry is supported by highly specialized heavy equipment used in all phases of operation, from ore extraction through smelting and refining to final fabrication. Equipment manufacturers and vendors are constantly striving to improve their methods and processes to 

  • Produce technically superior, reliable, cost-effective components and equipment 

  • Eliminate costly defects and quality deviations 

  • Minimize risk in all phases of manufacturing 

SOCOTEC offers a variety of consulting and technical support services to equipment manufacturers—foundries, forges, fabricators—to meet their objectives.

Mining Industry Services Lifecycle Management

 

Talk to our experts

Robert VECCHIO

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

robert.vecchio@socotec.us +1 212 233 2737

Service offerings:

Heat Treatment Process Improvement

Welding Repair Evaluation

Foundry Auditing

Casting & Forging Reviews

ITP Evaluations

Alloy Selection

Fitness for Service Evaluations

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Mining Services

Project Example: Ball Mill Gear

  • Objective: Determine root cause of cracking
  • Activities and Results
  • Performed MT, visual inspection, stereo “in-situ” microscopy, chemical analysis, SEM, HB profile
  • SEM determined that intergranular cracking nucleated during the solidification process
  • Mode of Failure: Low cycle / High strength Fatigue.
  • The crack propagated out of a casting discontinuity (gas porosity).
  • Recommended Solutions
  • Smooth out by grinding the affected zone and install remotely controlled strain gauges to evaluate crack propagation.
  • Metal stitching the crack
  • Objective: Determine root cause of cracking
  • Activities and Results
  • Performed MT, visual inspection, stereo “in-situ” microscopy, chemical analysis, SEM, HB profile
  • SEM determined that intergranular cracking nucleated during the solidification process
  • Mode of Failure: Low cycle / High strength Fatigue.
  • The crack propagated out of a casting discontinuity (gas porosity).
  • Recommended Solutions
  • Smooth out by grinding the affected zone and install remotely controlled strain gauges to evaluate crack propagation.
  • Metal stitching the crack

Want to learn more about our Mining Services? Contact us

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robert.vecchio@socotec.us

Talk to our experts

Robert VECCHIO

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

robert.vecchio@socotec.us +1 212 233 2737