With industrial equipment, when surfaces in motion come in contact with each other or harsh environments, there is often progressive damage that results in loss of material from exposed surfaces. This is classified as wear. By definition, wear is the removal of the material from the surface of a solid body as a result of […]

Power plant critical components such as coal burner nozzle tips take a lot of abuse. Not only are they exposed to extreme heat, but they also experience wear due to the flow of fine coal dust. Such challenging conditions make burner tips of coal-fired power plants highly vulnerable to failure – and when they fail, […]