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Weir Minerals launches mine tested ceramic hose to meet growing global demand

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Weir Minerals has announced the launch of its Linatex® ceramic hose for the slurry transportation space. The ceramic hose combines Linacure® rubber with 92% alumina ceramic tiles for operators dealing with abrasive minerals.

Optimised through trials in mining applications, the company’s ceramic hose is suitable for sites handling hard ores such as gold, coal, copper, lithium or iron ore.

Rod Dawson, Regional Rubber Applications Manager for Weir Minerals Australia, said: “The quality of the rubber provides penetration of the tile layer and prevents tiles from dislodging during operation. To maximise resistance, Linatex ceramic hose utilises hexagonal tiles, which are more resistant to dislodgment and wear than traditional square patterns.”

Through exhaustive testing, the tile size has been optimised, ensuring they are large enough to withstand severe abrasion but small enough to reduce cracking.

The tiles are available in 3 mm, 6 mm and 12 mm thick configurations to suit a wide variety of applications, with half-tile options to ensure optimal resistance in high-wear areas around the flange.

Both Linacure® 40 and Linacure® 60 rubber can be used with the new ceramic lining, which can be deployed to reinforce the high-wear outer edge of a bend. The ceramic hose also supports the Linatex® Wear Indicator System, which can be connected with or without a wire, where it can transmit hose data up to 1.5 km by radio.

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