PROJECT

Sustainable Pulley Preservation

 

COMPLETION

August 2020

SCOPE

– Rust Prevention
– Long-term Preservation
– Preservation Management
– Sustainable Preservation

INDUSTRY SEGMENT

– Mining & Resources

CHALLENGE

Existing pulley protection not effective in preventing rust.

A pulley manufacturer had challenges with effective preservation of their premium pulleys. Their existing method of protection was a UV Heatshrink film which was inadequate for the application and was resulting in rusting of the pulley’s.

Another challenge was that this plastic was being cut open to inspect the pulley inside and either accidentally left open to rust or was re-wrapped, wasting valuable time and resources.

BEFORE using reusable pulley protection
SOLUTION

Reusable covers to protect the pulleys from corrosion and allow easy inspection.

Daywalk were approached to provide reusable, zip-up reusable covers for the pulleys. The fit-for-purpose covers can be unzipped and re-zipped for inspections of the pulleys inside. This makes them are a more sustainable solution than the plastic film, which had to be replaced or patched after being cut for inspection.

The cover is capable of providing multiple years of protection from the elements. The heavy duty substrate also has about half the rate of moisture transmission compared to plastic film, making it easier to manage the moisture content inside the cover. Furthermore, the cover can be used with Daywalk VCI Desiccant & SKN Coatings for full integrated preservation.

"The zippers worked a treat and the internal condition of the pulley was impressive after 8 months on site."

Rotating Equipment SpecialistGlobal Mining Company
Summary
Article Name
Effective Reusable Pulley Protection
Description
Worried about equipment getting rust while in a long-term storage? Daywalk reusable pulley covers provide sustainable weather-resistant protection.
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