Surge Pits & Drop Chutes

Surge Pits and Drop Chutes
Abreco®Wear System

Engineered to


Chute design for open pit or underground mining operations for vertical and horizontal applications. The A-Team will perform a needs assessment to determine the best way to eliminate liner wash out to achieve maximum throughput.

  • Up to 3”(75mm) thick of Abreco® protection
  • Significantly outperforms conventional wear liners
  • Mechanical locking system allows for ease of installation and replacements
  • Increase equipment uptime through fewer outages
  • Simplified mounting system reduces installation time and measuring
  • Field results after over 65 Million tonnes of throughput


In one Iron Ore application, cycle time on 96 liners improved from 13 weeks to 104
weeks. Liner changes have gone from 15 liners every two weeks to 12 liners every 13 weeks.
After conversion to Abreco Mech-Lok Liners in the Surge Pit, an annual savings of more than
$800,000 was achieved.

Our Process

Abreco Wear System®

The Abreco Wear System is an engineered wear solution and was developed using material knowledge and application experience to create the most comprehensive fixed plant protection package in the industry.


Starting with a Wear Point Survey and/or information exchange, we will evaluate and document your equipment and application in its current state. This phase tells us where the issues are and what we can do to solve them in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible for you.


Using the information gathered in the Survey stage, we will review based on your priorities and goals. When possible, we use customer provided KPIs as the basis for decision making in the proposed solution. We are always using your objectives and needs as the focus of our processes.


Using our hands-on experience, our design team will create a customized solution for your needs. By using proven Abreco components, we can adjust details and configuration for each end user while providing a quick turnaround and ensuring a product with maximum service life.


Once the system is installed and we evaluate the performance, we can then optimize the design to achieve higher expectations for you. Optimizing the system for maximum efficiency translates into millions of dollars of productivity with minimum intervention and down-time.


We provide you with a suggested ongoing monitoring schedule and a forecasted life. Given the consistent life of the material, we create an estimated re-purchase point. At this point, liner tracking is achieved, high wearing areas are identified and the system is evaluated for optimization.


The Abreco installation can be overseen or managed by our own internal application specialists. We also work with local contractors to support the proper installation of the product. This phase is effectively the hand-off from manufactured concept to installation in the field.

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Whether you’re looking for specific wear liner products or you need a custom engineered wear
solution, we can provide the components and expertise to solve any abrasive wear issue.

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