Until now it has been difficult to assess accurately the suitability of materials for abrasion-resistant polymeric pipe or pipe linings in hydraulic slurry transport, due to the inability to correlate results. New studies, described in this article, suggest a method of comparing materials for the evaluation of abrasion resistance, giving data which are both reproducible and consistent. The rotating drum test provides a method of ranking materials as to their abrasion resistance, independent of slurry type. The equipment is described and the factors to be taken into account in lining selection are discussed: wear versus material properties, cost/performance ratio, wall thickness versus working life, jointing and chemical resistance.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 124-5
  • Serial:
    • Mining Magazine
    • Volume: 160
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Mining Journal Limited
    • ISSN: 0308-6631

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00487766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1989 12:00AM