Erosive wear

Erosive wear can be considered a form of abrasive wear, which commonly occurs when the substrate is exposed to a stream of solid particles, high pressure fluids and even hot gases impinging upon it’s surface at high velocity The resulting action causes the surface to ‘erode’ away. Erosive wear can occur in pumps, values and nozzles and other components that are exposed to impinging particles.

Diagram of erosive wear