Manufacturing of Industrial Gore Sections for the Mining Industry

A mining industry customer approached Refax, Inc. to manufacture a gore section elbow. The typical gore section is a plate steel elbow that is used in large round ductwork jobs that require a change in the direction of flow. At Refax, we manufacture gore sections with our Chrome Carbide Wear plate which is a perfect material for most high wear applications.

For this project, we burned, formed, fitted and welded the gore section, all while holding tightest tolerances of +/- 1/16″. The gore section was then 100% inspected and then shipped.

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Project Specifications

Product Description

Gore sections are utilized for large round ductwork jobs that require a change in direction of flow. A typical gore section is essentially an elbow fabricated from plate. Virtually any type of material that can be formed and welded can be made in to a gore section. This is especially helpful for our customer’s applications that involve high levels of wear. We have formed duct work with corresponding gore section out of our Chrome Carbide Wear plate for many high wear applications ranging from particulates to gases.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

  • Burning
  • Forming
  • Fitting
  • ARC Welding

Overall Part Dimensions


Tightest Tolerances

+/- 1/16″

Material Used

Virtually any type of plate steel

In Process Testing Performed

100% Inspection

Estimated Part Weight


Industry For Use

Open-Pit Mining
Ore Handling
Coal Burning
Power Generation

Delivery Location


Standards Met

Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing