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Product Focus: Rhinoite® Tungsten Carbide Hardfacing 

What is Rhinoite®? rhino
Rhinoite® is a specially formulated tungsten carbide pellet made to a predetermined chemistry. It is applied by a patented metal inert gas (MIG) welding process onto a large variety of base metals using various types of weld wires. The process is a two layer application.

What industries can use Rhinoite®?
Any piping system or mechanical handling equipment where wear is a problem.

Where is Rhinoite® used?
Within a piping system and inside pipe fittings of multiple base material like carbon steel, stainless steel, Incoloy®, etc, etc. Rhinoite® can also be used for various valve components where abrasion is a problem. Rhinoite® can be used in anywhere you find problems from erosion, corrosion, adhesion and high temperatures (up to 2200oF). Application opportunities are limitless at this time. Currently being expanded to crusher teeth, wear buckets and coker nozzles, etc.

What are the benefits?

  • Minimizes loss of production time by wearing five to seven times longer in service operations than bare metal
  • Reduces number of shutdown times to years rather than months
  • Eliminates equipment rentals, insulation replacement and inspection frequency
  • Reduces required man-hours for overall maintenance of units
  • Reduces overall equipment cost by being able to be completely refurbished after years of service; eliminating the need to purchase new components
  • Improved safety by reducing the risk of equipment failure

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