TANK LINING INSPECTION & MAINTENANCE STRATEGY
Blair Rubber Company recognizes the need to avoid long and costly shutdowns through prompt and proper maintenance of the lining. Although the recommendations included here are based on extensive experience in maintenance and prolonging the life of rubber lined equipment, the primary responsibility for observing safe and proper procedures shall remain with those persons actually doing the inspection or repair work.
STORAGE OF RUBBER LINED EQUIPMENT
Rubber linings should never be exposed to direct sunlight or direct outdoor weathering, for periods longer than a few days. Exceptions are
Chlorobutyl, Hypalon and Neoprene linings which probably can be exposed for extended periods without harm. All other linings, including
hard rubber, should be protected from sunlight. If no other alternatives are possible, linings should be periodically painted with Chlorobutyl,
Neoprene or Hypalon based coatings or Agetech™.