Rubber compounds are some of the most common materials used in pipe lining. Today, there are countless natural and synthetic compounds suitable for nearly every application and industry.
Iracore has been manufacturing and distributing rubber-lined products across North America since 1957. With over 60 years’ experience spanning numerous heavy industries, our experts can help you find the right lining compound for your operation’s fluid system, all while providing exceptional value and service. Read on to learn more about the benefits and applications of rubber lining products below.
Rubber Products for Every Application
Rubber lined pipe is an excellent economic solution to your abrasion and corrosion issues.. The right rubber compound (in the right conditions) will keep you fluid system flowing safely and efficiently, all while providing high value and cost savings for you and your stakeholders.
While cost savings will always be a consideration, industrial projects still need lined pipe that will stand up to demanding requirements over time. By partnering with OEMs, EPCs and end-users we can determine what the correct rubber polymer to be used based on particle size, temperatures, and the chemical makeup found in your operation’s fluid system.
Some of the most common rubber compounds include:
- Soft Natural Gum Rubber. Natural rubber still beats out synthetic compounds in certain applications, standing up exceptionally well to abrasion while resisting tearing. Although natural rubber is unsuitable for applications with exposure to oil, ozone, sunlight, and weathering, its low cost brings plenty of value to operations looking to save money without sacrificing performance.
- Chlorobutyl/Bromobutyl. These compounds are engineered to withstand concentrated acids and caustic solutions, even under extreme heat. Iracore chlorobutyl/bromobutyl compounds feature heat resistance ratings up to 260º F. While not recommended for applications where oil or solvents are present, these compounds are ideal choices for many extreme environments.
- Moderate Oil Resistance (MOR) Rubber. MOR compounds blend natural gum and nitrile rubber, designed for general purpose use in abrasion and applications with small amounts of oil. General material properties are similar to soft natural gum rubber, while the inclusion of nitrile rubber allows them to resist trace amounts of oil.
- Styrene-Butadiene (SBR) Rubber. Commonly found in pulley lagging applications, SBR compounds boast high tensile strength and excellent sliding abrasion resistance. While not recommended for use in environments with oil, ozone, or sunlight, SBR compounds’ high resistance to tearing make them ideal for many industrial applications.
Rubber-Lined Products at Iracore
All Iracore rubber compounds are designed for chemical resistance to protect your pipe from the effects of abrasion, impact, acids and oxidizing agents. Our in-house chemists carefully consider operating temperature, chemical composition and concentration, and particle size of the materials to determine the best compound for your rubber pipe. No matter what the application or industry, Iracore rubber-lined pipes provide exceptional value and exceptional performance 100% of the time.
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