Abrasion and chemical resistant rubber, ceramic and plastic products for wear protection, corrosion protection and sealing solutions in the Mineral processing Industry
Reglin’s premium rubber, composite ceramic and plastic products are an ideal solution for many applications in the Mineral processing Industry, including: wear and corrosion protection, flow promotion and sealing.
The Mineral processing industry is constantly evolving, modifying and improving methods to ensure they remain competitive in the global market place. It is critical that Mineral processing operations run efficiently whilst also maintaining the health and safety of employees and minimising the impact on the environment.
Processing various types of ore; from highly abrasive mineral sands or coal to sharp and hard rock and stone, to extract concentrated minerals pushes equipment to their limits.
The effects of the heavy impact and high abrasion of the primary ore can cause damage to crushing and screening equipment, causing unwanted downtime and posing a constant risk to the health and safety of employees and the environment, from dangerous spillage and the creation of noise and dust.
Mineral processing operations are also required to manage the handling of ore as a slurry. Whether ore is extracted already wet or due to the addition of water through the grinding, screening and classification process, this slurry creates a new range of challenges. Slurry is often highly abrasive and handled at high flow rates subjecting equipment to extreme wear.
The addition of chemicals including both acids and alkali’s during concentration processes can also add critical challenges including the corrosion protection and sealing of equipment.
Reglin understands that it is critical to the Mineral processing industry that these effects are minimised to ensure operations can operate efficiently and safely with maximum productivity.
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Reglin offers a comprehensive range of flexible and elastic linings such as rubber, composite ceramic and plastic which are an effective solution for reducing the effects of constant wear and impact to your equipment. These linings can be used for on-site installation during plant shutdowns or can be designed and supplied ready for mechanical fastening. This allows them to be held on site as spares ready for quick and easy installation if required unexpectedly.
Flotation circuits use a range of different chemicals in the process including frothers, collectors and modifiers which are all within the slurry being processed by the equipment. The requirement to improve efficiency has seen an increase in the levels of these chemicals being used and is resulting in the degradation from chemical attack of traditional wear linings used on flotation equipment.
Lining flotation system equipment such as pipes, valves and tanks with a chemical resistant rubber is now required in many cases to protect it from premature failure. Reglin rubber supply a chemical resistant Butyline (Bromo-butyl) lining rubber for corrosion protection. Butyline is designed for applications which require moderate wear and chemical resistance.
Chemical compositions and concentrations can have a different effect on the performance of rubber lining. It is critical to ensure that the correct rubber lining is chosen for your specific requirements. Please contact us for more information about the suitability of rubber linings for your application.
Due to the critical nature of the magnet operation wear protection lining choices for the drums are limited. Ceramic lining of these drums is an effective solution to protect them from the aggressive sliding abrasion. Reglin offer a range of Ceramic Wear liners for wet slurry wear protection applications.
Reglin offer a range of different products which can be used in conjunction with each other to achieve an effective and cost efficient wear protection lining system, including rubber, composite ceramic and plastic linings.
Magnetic separator drum ceramic lined in Cera-wear Ceramic wear liners for wear protection at Iron ore mine
Pumps and rubber lined pipework transferring slurry from grinding mills at gold mine