Applications of Steam Boilers in Rubber Industry

Rubber Industry:

Rubber industry is an important industry in terms of economy of any country. Rubber industry provides essential household and medical rubber products.

Rubber Products are used in the following industries:

  • Household
  • Medical
  • Mining
  • Transportation  ( Tyre)
  • Construction
  • Machinery
  • Electronics

Use of Steam Boilers in Rubber Industry

Curing is a process in which chemical or physical action takes place for harder, tougher and more stable linkage.

Rubber Industry and Steam Boilers

                 Rubber Industry and Steam Boilers

In the case of rubber, curing is known as vulcanization. For Vulcanization  Steam Boilers are being used in rubber industry.

As we know tires are the most important part of our vehicle because in all the parts of vehicle tires only remain in contact with the earth hence tires carry all the load of vehicle and passengers.

For providing proper strength, hardness to tires vulcanization process in done

Vulcanization is a process in which natural rubber is heated with sulfur for providing durability and required mechanical properties. This material obtained by vulcanization is less sticky.

In vulcanization firstly mixing of natural rubber with sulfur and other additives such as the activator, softners, accelerators, color pigments, and foaming agents etc is done. In this stage, slow cross-linking starts but if the vulcanization will start during mixing then cracks will occur so it should be remembered that vulcanization would not start during mixing.

Before heating, it is necessary to shape the rubber.  After shaping, the mixture is heated by taking heat from steam about 200 degrees Celsius, this heating increase the vulcanization rate. For producing steam which is required for vulcanization boiler is used.

In steam vulcanization, direct contact type of heating occurs, steam comes in direct contact of rubber. Hence the steam is used for vulcanization need to be treated if it is used in the cycle because due to direct contact steam gets impure. Steam has a high vulcanization capacity. In steam vulcanization saturated steam is used at the pressure about 18-24bar.

These are some product where the vulcanized rubber is used such as

  • Hockey pucks
  • Suction cups
  • Rubber Seals
  • Rubber rings
  • Motor mounts and many more

Type of Steam Boiler for Rubber Industry

For the rubber industry we have types of steam boilers:

Type: 1- Boiler in Rubber Industry

Combination Boiler

Reasons to Use

  • Energy Saving
  • Natural Gas Fired, Diesel Oil, Light Oil, LPG Fired
  • High Combustion Efficiency ( 92%)
  • Less NOx Emission ( 35mg/m3)

Type: 2 Boiler in Rubber Industry

Combi Boiler for Rubber Industry

Combi Boiler for Rubber Industry

Reasons to Use

  • Enhanced Sealing of Boiler
  • More Heating Surface of Furnace
  • Enhanced Intensity of Back Arch

Steam boiler for sale for Rubber Industry

Thermodyne makes boilers such as internal furnace boiler, combi boiler which is a combination of fire tube and water tube. Coil type boiler, waste heat recovery boiler etc. Our combi boiler is a most demanded boiler in the rubber industry.

Also Read: What is the Combi Boiler

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