Wear specialist Welding Alloys South Africa (WASA) and its Mozambique subsidiary KRAM, based in Tete, specialise in the prevention, protection and reduction of wear caused by various mechanisms. All sectors of industry experience wear and the accompanying financial consequences to protect plant and equipment.
Owing to the nature of its operations, the yearly capital spent in the mining sector alone to combat wear, accounts for billions of dollars.
WASA’s expertise and knowledge in combatting wear is built on a 40 year foundation in South Africa, with international ties giving the company access to technology, manufacturing capability and products to effectively protect plant and equipment against the consequences of wear.
With a range of Hardplate™ welded overlay materials, comprising standard chromium carbide alloys to complex carbide materials, welding consumables for on-site refurbishment, ceramic tiles and castable materials, polymers, wear audits, specialist engineers and installations teams, KRAM offers a complete solution from design to commissioning.
Its capabilities include engineering advice, industry-specific wear audits, expert product knowledge, international expertise, local production and international sourcing, design and development, local manufacturing, and fitment and installation.
“Through our approach, we are able to ensure total control over supply and resources, providing wear-protection solutions that are consistent, of the highest quality and deliver on time,” states WASA.
By providing unique materials, with the correct design and installation criteria applied in combinations where their properties complement one another, KRAM offers solutions and services very few other suppliers are capable of.
Wear is the progressive loss of materials from contacting surfaces relative in motion. Protection against wear is typically needed in corrosive environments, impact zones and areas of sliding abrasion, as well as where material is operating at elevated temperatures, there is metal-to-metal wear and fine particle abrasion.
Through KRAM’s effective wear-protection solutions, clients benefit from increased production, reduced downtime and extended maintenance cycles, ultimately, resulting in a reduction in cost of ownership.