Garlock has launched ABRA-SHIELD, a proprietary expansion joint liner material designed for abrasion resistance and sustainability in demanding high temperature operating conditions.
As the newest addition, it will join ABRA-LINE and Natural Rubber to provide a variety of liners that cater to increased abrasion protection. It is an option for use with a number of expansion joint products that are offered, including styles 204, 206, 7250, 8400 and 9394. These constructed joints also provide high levels of protection from stress, misalignment, vibration, noise, shock and corrosion. Media type and temperature play a significant role in the selection process of an expansion joint liner material. The specialty formulated hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber used performs significantly better than common abrasion resistant solutions, with an operating temperature range up to 300°F.