Despite the long history of rubber as a construction material, this book is a unique publication as it comprehensively looks atthe material with respect to the anti-corrosion requirements of themultitude of industries where rubber is used, both on land andoffshore. This guide documents how rubber reliably meets thethreats of corrosion and contributes to the longevity of theequipment. Chapters on ebonite, natural, and synthetic rubbers, examine their relevant properties and chemical resistance.
The book details the practical aspects and handling of rubberlined equipment: thin-walled structures, vacuum vessels, ducts, large diameter tanks, agitators, and fully lined pipes (both insideand outside). Molded and fabricated products of ebonite and softrubber as well as hand-made rubber products are shown along withvulcanization technology, testing and inspections, measurements andstandards. Several case studies are included demonstrating thepreferential choice of rubber as a construction material as well aspractical applications and techniques of its usage in thechlor-alkali, fertilizer, mineral processing and other corechemical processing industries, which are the largest consumers ofrubber as a material of construction. The volume ends with asection on aging and prediction of service life.
Rubber as a Construction Material for CorrosionProtection will be used by chemical engineers, rubbertechnologists, students, research workers worldwide in the rubberindustry and process industries such as fertilizer, mining and ore, oil & gas, paper and pulp, steel plants, as well as peopleengaged in corrosion protection. The book will also be very usefulto the construction industry.