Abrasion resistant plates contain carbon, iron and other alloying elements. Abrasion resistant plates have developed for use in serve conditions. The relatively less weight and long service life makes these an ideal choice for many applications.
Carbon and other elements like chromium are added to abrasion resistant steels in high amounts. Heat treatment is processed over these steels to make them resistant to abrasion. These steel plates work well in many applications like conveyors, construction, mining and earth moving. Commercially abrasion resistant steel Plates are available in different grades. These grades are AR200, AR450, ARF400, AR400F, AR450, AR450F, AR235, AR600, AR500 and AR500F. Grade AR200 and AR235 plates make an ideal choice of steels for structural applications. The strength of these steels is higher than that of other steels. These are also called AR medium steels and are used for moderate level applications. The strength of AR400 is high. AR450F plates have better strength than that of 400 and is used for high strength requiring applications. AR500 plates are used in mining, concrete and truck-trailer industry. Even at low-temperatures the resistance to impact strength is high. It is used for ballistic plates and armour. Applications requiring high strength make use of AR600 plates.