Many industries use a pipe system to transport non-liquid materials. In the agricultural industry, dried corn kernels are often moved via piping, chutes and flumes. Coal, limestone and other minerals are often transported from point A to point B in the same manner.
The downfall of moving such materials is the damage they can do to the lining of pipes and chutes. The hard, jagged edges can erode the metal linings through constant movement. Thousands of bits of hard material with many more thousands of jagged edges all scrape along the inner walls of pipes. Over time, the tens of thousands of gouges affect the strength of the piping.
When the linings become too thin and weak due to erosion, the pipes can fail and will need to be replaced. Anyone in business knows that replacement of a transit system is costly. These costs climb higher when production downtime during … Read more