Lining services are used to line pipes, tanks, and vessels for corrosion resistance. Some lining protection services also provide chemically-resistant linings for pipes, chutes, and hoppers, and even valves and actuators that are used in process manufacturing.
Lining services provide a protective coating on vessels and process equipment. Many processes use corrosive, high temperature, or other potentially detrimental fluids, gases, or solids from which the equipment needs to be protected. Liners are also suitable for leak and fluid containment. Coatings used in paint and coating services are much thinner (mm) compared to liners (inches).
Lining services produce protective liners and lining systems in several forms. A lining service may specialize in a particular type of liner. Loose or drop-in liners and lining systems are prefabricated into a specific shape to conform to the surface of a product or component. Tile, block, or sectional liners and lining systems are cemented or bonded to a surface and then grouted or sealed. Spray-on liners are formed in place through an immersion or thermal deposition process, or by using a spray liner applicator. Some protective liners and lining systems are available as fluoroplastic films or barrier membranes, while others are available as coated cloths or tarps. Lining and wear protection services typically include hardfacing, ceramic coatings, thermal spray coating, high build urethane, plastic or rubber coatings, and other specialized coatings.