Rubber lining is the best way to protect metal components from damage caused by corrosion and abrasion.
Corrosion is the gradual breakdown of a metal surface. This can be caused by a chemical reaction to water, acid, salt, oil and other chemicals.
Abrasion is the gradual wearing away of a metal surface. This decreases its mechanical integrity and makes it vulnerable to corrosion.
In order to stay ahead of the corrosion curve, care must be taken to inspect each metal section of the process. When it appears that the protective layer of rubber is starting to crack or blister, it's time to repair or replace.
There are basically 4 steps to the rubber lining process:
- The metal is abrasive blasted
- The metal is coated with a 3-part adhesive
- Uncured rubber is stitched into place
- The prepared metal piece is placed into an autoclave for curing (vulcanization)
Timbren recommends that repairs be done by an experienced professional. Depending on its usage, a rubber lining properly installed could last up to thirty years.
Every industry - whether it be Oil & Gas, Chemical, Power Generation, Water Treatment or Mining - has its own set of requirements. Timbren's knowledge and experience in rubber lining can match each challenge with an effective solution.
- SOFT NATURAL - usually in the range of 35 to 65 Shore A durometer
- SEMI-HARD NATURAL - usually with a face stock ranging 80 to 90 durometer.
- CHLOROBUTYL - has excellent impermeability to weather, heat and oxidation.
- NEOPRENE - synthetic rubber with good resistance to oil, acid and radiation.
- POWER GENERATION
- WATER TREATMENT
- OIL & GAS