Increase Your Piping Wear Life

There is a lot of pipe used in an iron ore pellet mill, handling hot pellets and hot dust. Both are extremely abrasive materials. This means maintenance has to replace some sections within the plant nearly every week.


The 10” and 12” schedule 80 piping is often replaced after a few weeks to several months depending on the application and location within the plant.

What about using induction hardened piping?

Using ID Hardened piping often helps for reducing abrasive wear in many applications. However, you must be cautious when using this material in a high heat environment.

When you exceed about 500° F the hardened steel pipe will anneal, resulting in it going back to mild steel hardness.

This is important since the ambient temperature of the pellets varies between 200 degrees to 2,000 degrees; with an average of 400 degrees. Making induction hardened pipe a poor choice for this application.

Dust collection is another major piping wear area. The temperature in the dust collector piping often exceeds 400° F, and is extremely abrasive.

Changing to JADCO's CHROMEWELD™ FLOW, our chrome carbide overlay (CCO) increased wear life to 5 YEARS and is still in service.

CHROMEWELD™ FLOW is a unique piping system ideal for moving material with high levels of abrasion resistance. It is a premium grade of chromium carbide wear pipe, providing up to ten times the life of a carbon steel pipe. It is produced with a steel pipe and hardfaced/overlayed with welding wire.

Available in sizes from 5” to 48” to fit your needs, with lengths depending on the diameter of the pipe. Standard wall thicknesses range from 1/8” – 3/8”.


CHROMEWELD™ FLOW elbows and junctions are also available for your equipment. Which ones do you have that would be the first to wear out?

As with any of the JADCO CHROMEWELD™ family of products, you cannot flame cut the chrome carbide deposit. It is also not machinable. It can be cut with plasma, water jet, air-arc or abrasive cut off wheels.

Our entire CHROMEWELD™ family of CCO products are made at our headquarters in Harmony, PA, 30 minutes North of Pittsburgh.

As the leading manufacturer of CCO plate in the USA, you can depend on what you get from JADCO. Many steel distributors buy foreign CCO with little carbide content and far less quality control.


To make certain we control every aspect our CHROMEWELD™ overlay plate, JADCO has created our own clad machines.

For the last 40 years we have focused exclusively on delivering consistent, longer life for our customers.

Now you understand why JADCO delivers better results for our customers. We think differently by focusing only on your results.

Allow us to help you today by calling (724) 452-5252, or email

We will schedule a meeting with one of our local wear plate specialists at a time that best fits your schedule.

Remember, the only thing you have to lose by not working with JADCO, are your profits.

When your usual piping gives out, give JADCO a shout! (724) 452-5252