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January 5, 2016

On Site Roll Repair: the need for speed


Monitor Coatings Ltd on site coatings team were able to respond in December 2015 to a request from local steel industry roll manufacturer, Union Electric Steel UK Ltd, to carry out an arc spray modification of a seal face on a large back up roll.  The requirement was for a low temperature, high integrity coating of increased hardness over the base metal with reduced coefficient of friction to provide a smooth, long lasting running surface.

Co-operation between quality, inspection, H+S and production departments of both companies ensured efficient and detailed preparation was carried out in advance.  Delivery of service was over a weekend, with set up on the Friday, preparation and coating on the Saturday and site clear up on the Sunday.  Monitor Coatings' strong quality focus and systems ensured a positive outcome, with data recorded at each process step for future reference and repeatability.

 Union Electric Steel specifications manager, Steve Emery, wrote afterwards, “Thanks for your organisation’s professional approach in seeing this job through.”

For information on Monitor Coatings Ltd’s on-site capabilities please contact Peter Paton (07834 533076) or Derek Jackson (07894 697903).

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