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Asset preservation and corrosion protection for mining operations rock drill chains

Challenge

Breakage of the chain and accumulation of dirt and dust caused the corrosion of the rock drill chains. Using standard grease, the life of the chain lasted 1500 hours. Rock drills, dig holes about 10-20 meters deep.

Product featured in this case study:

Chesterton 601 

Solution

Chesterton 601 Chain Drive Pin and Bushing Lubricant was applied to the rock drill chain.

Rock drill chain

Rock drill chain before applying Chesterton 601

Application of Chesterton 601 on rock drill chains

Chesterton 601 Chain Drive Pin and Bushing Lubricant

Chesterton 601 Chain Drive Pin and Bushing Lubricant

Chesterton 601 Chain Drive Pin & Bushing Lubricant features:

  • Rapid penetration
  • Extreme pressure additives increase load carrying ability
  • No dirt and dust build up in chains
  • No sticky lubricant residues
  • Corrosion inhibiting properties
  • Extends chain life 2 to 4 times
  • Long lasting, non-drying film
  • NSF Registered H2​

Results

Following the Chesterton 601 Chain Drive Pin and Bushing Lubricant application, the client reported no more corrosion, dirt or dust accumulation and chain breakage. The detergency, the corrosion protection and its capillary action extends the life of the chain from 1500 to 3000 hours.

About Us

Chesterton® is a world leader in helping process industry companies and manufacturers improve the reliability and efficiency of their rotating, stationary, and fluid power equipment platforms. We are known across a wide range of industries for our award-winning pump and valve sealing solutions, applications expertise, equipment maintenance and wear-prevention products, and knowledgeable hands-on local service. Chesterton product range includes mechanical seals, packing and gaskets, industrial lubricants and coatings.

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Case number APAC0052.  Issued 10/22.

Technical data reflects results of laboratory tests and is intended to indicate general characteristics only. A.W. Chesterton Company disclaims all warranties expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Liability, if any, is limited to product replacement only. Any images contained herein are for general illustrative or aesthetic purposes only and are not intended to convey any instructional, safety, handling, or usage information or advice respecting any product or equipment. Please refer to relevant Safety Data Sheets, Product Data Sheets, and/or Product Labels for safe use, storage, handling, and disposal of products, or consult with your local Chesterton sales representative.

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