Rubber Linings For Primary Containment
Blair’s rubber linings have successfully protected such equipment as FGD scrubber units, chemical processing and storage tanks, rail road tankcars, sewage disposal units, food processing tanks, flanged pipes and fittings, electroplating equipment, separators, fans and fan housings, fume ducts and hundreds of other applications. These resilient protective rubber linings can be applied to steel, aluminum, and many other substrates.
Blair’s soft natural rubber tank linings provide superior resistance to abrasion and a variety of chemical services. Blair offers a wide range of natural rubber linings for chemical services including HCL and water treatment (FDA compliant) linings.
Blair’s semi-hard rubber tank linings offer excellent resistance to various chemical services. These linings include natural rubber, natural synthetic rubber blends and natural rubber-graphite reinforced stocks. These compounds are formulated for services involving wet chlorine, strong acids at high operating temperatures, plating solutions and water conditioning equipment. All have a soft tie gum for maximum adhesion to steel.
Blair’s Tri-bond rubber linings are designed with a triple layer construction consisting of a soft/semi-hard/soft combination of rubbers. Linings are specially compounded for steel pickling lines, halogen acid services, as well as many other solutions, and offer resistance to thermal shock, abrasion and flexing fatigue.
Fabricated from Blair’s specialized rubber compounds and exclusive bonding processes, Enduraflex™, Plioweld™, Marflex™, and Crislip™ rubber linings offer you outstanding service-life and dependable performance.
Blair’s Chlorobutyl linings have superior resistance to ozone, sunlight, and weathering with high-quality chemical and permeation resistance. They may be used for chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite, superphosphoric acid and sulfuric acid. Chlorobutyl is used in FGD scrubbers and mixed applications. Chlorobutyl is heat resistant to 200°F for most acids.
Blair’s EPDM linings have outstanding resistance to the ozone, sunlight and weather conditions. It is also resistant to chemical and oxygenated solvents. EPDM is generally used for oxidizing service conditions such as sodium or potassium chlorate and is heat resistant to 200°F.
Blair’s Nitrile linings are resistant to aliphatic hydrocarbons with good abrasion resistance. Nitrile is used in applications for special equipment where oil resistance is required and is heat resistant to 200°F.
Blair Neoprene® linings combine good physical properties as well as excellent UV and ozone resistance and moderate oil resistance.
The life of a rubber lining is, to a great extent, dependent on the continued adhesion of the rubber lining to the metal substrate. Over the years we have developed a quality adhesive system of bonding tank lining to the metal tank. The Endurabond™ cement system results in excellent adhesion of the linings to the metal surface.
When steam curing is impractical, Blair’s chemically cured linings and Chemcure™ activator are an excellent alternative.