One widely referenced test method for abrasion resistance is the Taber Abrasion Test. Weight loss of a material is measured after being exposed to an abrasive wheel for 1000 cycles.
While the Taber test cannot predict actual performance of a material to a given application, it does provide a relative measure to compare different materials.
|Material||Material Loss (mg/1000 cycles)||Relative Cost|
|Steel (304 ss)||50||$$$$|
No single test method exists to consistently predict the abrasion resistance of a material to the broad range of potentially abrasive conditions. As a result, the best guide in selecting materials for abrasive service is past experience. Lubrizol CPVC has a history of use in abrasive environments such as mining and mineral processing.