In a production or manufacturing setting, the materials used play a significant role to ensure that things run as they should. Piping is used in a variety of industries including chemical, steel, and power to name a few. Though generally strong on its own, there are steps that can be taken that make piping more useful. Using rubber applicators, for instance, to line pipes brings with it a number of advantages and benefits. Let’s examine a few of these.
Resistance Against Corrosion
When piping is used to transport material such as oil, water, and a number of various chemicals, there comes with it the inevitable corrosion that occurs over time. When a rubberized layer is put down with rubber applicators inside of the pipe, the level of resistance to corrosion is greatly increased. Only substances such as alkane and acids would negate the resistive properties of rubber lined pipes.
Resistance Against Wear
Another benefit to rubber lined pipes is its resistance to operational wear and tear. Because of its elasticity and also its ability to withstand shock, pipes that are lined with rubber are better suited and able to resist the daily friction of moving substances or stirring.
Because of the nature of rubber, pipes lined with it are beneficial with regards to variances in temperature. Rubber is able to work properly within a temperature range of minus 50 degrees Celcius to 110 degrees Celcius. As such, pipes lined with rubber are not at risk of the rubber falling off due to vast temperature changes.
A big part of making industrial production fiscally sound is by making sure that the equipment used is built to last and the need for maintenance is kept at a minimum. Lining pipes with rubber goes a long way to accomplishing these tasks. The benefits listed here are but a few. Any new industrial operation that requires piping in any fashion should seriously consider the benefits of lining those pipes with rubber before installation.