When it’s time to replace pump liners in your industrial process, making the right choice has considerable rewards. The right pump lining material can save your organization on downtime and maintenance, in turn positively impacting your operation’s safety, equipment life, and return on investment.
However, making the right choice isn’t always easy. In today’s crowded marketplace, there are countless pump liner materials, configurations, and performance characteristics to choose from. Not all materials are created equal; what might be a dependable option in one use case might lead to premature wear, equipment failure, and even safety concerns in another application.
Since 1957, Iracore has designed and manufactured wear materials for heavy industry around the world. Today, our high-performance urethane pump liners are engineered for unbeatable performance while providing exceptional durability and value for our customers. Below, you’ll find important factors to consider in your pump liner choice below.
Additionally, you can download our Pump Questionaire to help determine the best liner material for your organization’s needs.
Pump Model & Sizing
As with any part of a heavy industrial process, pump liners need to fit properly in order to perform effectively. “Close enough” is rarely good enough for a heavy operation’s requirements; improper sizing can lead to odd vibrations, unexpected premature wear, and even equipment failure. Pump liners should be designed and manufactured specifically for your pump’s manufacturer, model, and size.
Different materials and processes require different types of pump liners. A liner (and the compound it’s made from) may perform well when used for a sand-based slurry but may develop premature wear in the presence of oils or other chemicals. When it comes to pump liners, there is no one-size-fits-all solution; chemical composition, particle size, and solid-to-liquid ratios all factor into the optimal material choice for your process.
Temperature, Pressure, and Operating Conditions
Temperature, pressure, and other outside factors can play a crucial role in a pump liner’s durability and reliability. Premature liner failure leads to unnecessary downtime, equipment failure, and even potential safety hazards. It’s critical to ensure that the liner material you choose has the performance characteristics necessary to reliably perform in your operating conditions, protecting your equipment, your workers, and your operation’s profitability.
Iracore’s Industry-Leading Pump Liners
For nearly half a century, Iracore has been an OEM supplier for the biggest names in North American pump manufacturing. Today, our urethane pump liners are engineered to be 100% compatible with any brand, model, or size pump. Our pump liners are designed to be lightweight, easy to install, and dimensionally accurate to ensure a perfect fit in any process.
Iracore’s research and development team is committed to performance and innovation for our customers, continually developing proprietary compounds, bonding agents, and manufacturing techniques to meet the challenges posed by modern industry. Our team is ready to work with operations of all sizes and scopes to find value-adding solutions to any wear challenge.
With decades of scientific and field data behind them, Iracore pump liners are engineered for optimal performance in the most demanding operating conditions. Decades of experience go into every wear product we produce, each uniquely tailored to our customer’s applications and requirements.
Finally, Iracore urethane pump liners are more durable than any other product on the market today. Independent field tests have shown Iracore pump liners exhibit 2 to 3 times the wear life of other urethane and rubber components.
Get started today by filling out our Pump Questionaire to help us identify the right lining material for your process!
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