The use of rubber in the mining industry

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 72, No. 801, 1979

W. FERGUSSON Manager, Mining Division Wajax Industries Limited, Vancouver, B.C.

This paper takes a look at the use of rubber to provide corrosion resistance and wear resistance in the mining industry. The longer life and reduced down time involved with the use of rubber are stressed, and examples are given of applications in grinding mills, skips, discharge chutes and screens.
Keywords: Corrosion, Materials engineering, Rubber, Wear resistance, Dust control, Mill linings, Grinding mills, Skip linings, Discharge chutes, Screens