Mining & API Product Solution:

Rubber Lined Steel Pipe

Professionally applied rubber lined piping products allow us to expand our prefabricated piping solutions. Rubber lined pipe in our portfolio of solutions allows Imperial the opportunity to provide a wide range of rubber lining options to meet your requirements while providing cost effective products.

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Rubber Lining Options

For fluid streams with a high solids content or aggressive chemical make-up, rubber lined steel pipe has traditionally been a very effective solution. There are a variety of rubber compounds and durometers available. While other compounds may be available, noted below are common solutions for mining applications.

Rubber Lining Attributes:

Soft Natural Rubber

  • Lowest Cost
  • Excellent abrasion/tear resistance
  • Good general chemical resistance
  • Stable in cold weather or rapid temperature changes
  • 40-60 durometer typical
  • Pure Gum Based

Hard Natural Rubber

  • Moderate cost
  • Excellent chemical and permeation resistance
  • Heat resistant over 200˚F
  • Physically tough
  • 60-90 durometer typical
  • Ebonite based

Chloroprene/Butyl/Hypalon Rubber

  • More expensive
  • Good to excellent chemical and permeation resistance
  • Heat resistant over 200˚F
  • Stable in cold weather or rapid temperature changes
  • Oil Resistant (Hypalon)
  • 40-60 durometer typical