Today we take a closer look at durable materials and explore six industrial projects involving wear-resistant products. Wear-resistance is a common desire for most companies. They want their supplies, products, and manufacturing equipment to resist any wear, rust, and corrosion that occurs. With wear-resistant products made by companies like AJ Weller, this desire can be met. There are at least six industrial projects that involve resisting wear and avoiding corrosion.
Protective Coating on Pipes
Pipes, pulleys, chutes, and all other industrial process pieces easily become corroded over time. This is due to the many chemicals that are put through them on a regular basis. Using a protective coating on these pipes and similar devices ensures they are resistant to wear and will last for much longer. A premium wear-resistant compound that withstands high abrasion and high temperatures is often the best solution.
Pipes Inside of Pipes
The exterior of a pipe should, of course, be protected, but it is the interior portion that needs the most protecting. Placing a well-designed, wear-resistant pipe inside of an already built pipe is the best way to ensure this is accomplished. A WellerCLAD Pipe, for example, can be used as an inner liner within the pipes already located at an industrial company. It protects the inner portion from extreme temperatures.
Many companies utilize wooden pallets for a number of reasons. Most come in skids that safely hold and transport supplies and new equipment. Wood is easily corrodible, giving it a major downfall. By adding a protective coating, the wood is better able to withstand high temperatures and possible causes of damage. A silicone protectant easily adheres to wood and other surfaces.
Various machines, equipment pieces, and even the building itself are going to need repairs over time. Applying a protectant to each of these items limits the amount of repairs needed, and ensures there is less time between necessary fixes. A silicone option is often best, as it can adhere to relatively any surface, including plastic, metal, porcelain, or glass.
Industrial Polymer on Extrusion Equipment
Extrusion equipment is needed in industrial companies when producing plastic tubing, copper wire, or any similar items. The material is simply pushed through the machine and formed into the pre-shaped mold. Applying an industrial polymer to this equipment helps to protect it from any harsh chemicals that may be applied. It limits the chance for friction and is resistant to corrosion.
Construction Site Wear Resistance
A construction site is a valid location where wear resistance is needed. This is especially true for those working with cement. An area is never simply filled with cement. There is first a space dug out and material put down to keep corrosion from setting in. There can even be a surface hardener with abrasion resistance mixed in directly with the cement itself. Either option helps to ensure the area is free from harm for some time and is not damageable. Wear and tear occurs with just about any process, natural or man-made. From the products in a store to the manufacturing equipment at a company, there will always be wear over time. Wear-resistant products help to reduce the amount of damage done, and ensure all industrial projects and otherwise last for as long as possible. It essentially extends its life and enables it to run for much longer than expected. It is a huge benefit to the company, buyers, and everyone else involved.
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