Equipment used in the mining and resource extraction industries is often used under extreme operating conditions. Exposure to dirt, mud and other contaminants is commonplace, as is the need to service wide temperature ranges and heavy duty operation. Gaskets and seals for mining applications need to be well-chosen to ensure reliable equipment performance and minimum downtime.

Many types of mining equipment are hydraulically operated. For example, drilling and cutting machines usually have hydraulic components that require seals that are resistant to petroleum-based hydraulic oils. For these types of applications, careful attention must be paid to material selection and manufacturing quality to ensure successful and reliable seals.

In addition, pump systems used in mining applications are often handling aggressive media, including strong caustics and abrasive slurries. Gaskets, seals and packing used in pumping equipment for these applications must be capable of withstanding the high stresses involved.

CRG Gaskets and Seals for Mining Applications

In producing gaskets and seals for mining applications, CRG often uses the following materials:

CRG High-Wear Parts for Mining Applications

In many operations, conveyors, chutes, launders, and other equipment is often used to move and transport extracted materials. This equipment is operating in high-wear conditions where vital parts and components are subjected to wear and tear from mined materials and slurries. Protecting equipment with wear-resistant rubber and plastic materials can reduce downtime and extend operating life.

CRG can custom fabricate parts from wear-resistant rubbers and plastics that are able to withstand the stresses of abrasion, scraping, rubbing, flexing, chemical attack, and other forms of wear and tear. Wear-resistant parts we can custom fabricate for mining applications include the following:

To find out more about CRG gaskets and seals for mining applications, as well as custom fabricated high-wear parts, please contact our sales department directly at crg@canadarubbergroup.com.

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