No matter what type of industry you’re in or what types of materials you keep in or run through rubber-lined equipment, sooner or later you’ll need repair services. Even a tiny crack or tear in the lining can compromise your products. The best option is to contact professionals for their repair services at the first sign of trouble.
Why act so quickly? Experienced maintenance and repair crews know that ignoring minor damages leads to more significant and expensive damages later. A quick response to small damages can save you and your company from a lot of frustration and expenses further down the line. Any major repair for equipment that isn’t too large can be shipped to your tank lining services provider. In other situations, repair professionals may need to visit your facilities.
Choose the Right Repairs
There are several types of repair professionals may consider. The chosen method is generally determined by the type of lining, the extent of damage, and available resources. Naturally, the range of possibilities means that it’s hard to determine a standard type of repair method. However, many professionals find that the best repairs are completed with the same type of lining as the original and a complete cure to fully reline tanks and other types of equipment. There are alternate methods when circumstances require. These repair techniques may involve the use of different rubber, a rubber to metal technique, or a rubber tie-in repair.
Expect Standards of Work Quality
No matter what type of repairs are used, there are standards of work that must be met. These include buffing and grinding the surface to accept repair materials, cleaning and drying the entire work area appropriately, applying types of cement in the correct order, maintaining a minimum 30-degree skive between mating surfaces, and application of the repair lining to remove all air.
When it’s time to get rubber-lined tanks and equipment repaired, remember to act quickly, choose the best type of repair, and expect workers to maintain standards of quality. With these tips, repairs should be effective and beneficial.