International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Weir Minerals Linatex Gallatin Tennessee has announced two new products and a product enhancement.

Pre-Formed Hose Bends
The pre-formed hose bend is intended as a replacement for hard walled pipe bends in slurry transfer pipelines. The hose bend provides a significant wear life improvement over standard metal pipe especially when abrasion and vibration are issues.

The premium Linatex® tube provides long- lasting wear resistance in a rubber compound for wet slurry applications. This resilient rubber absorbs the energy from moving slurry and returns to its original form while dampening vibrations. Linatex® hose bends are stocked in four-inch to 16-inch i.d. in both 45 degree and 90 degree 3D radii.

Wear Indicator System
The new wear indicator system is a revolutionary early warning system for hose used in highly abrasive materials.
The system provides 24 hour-a-day monitoring eliminating costly emergency maintenance downtime unexpected hose failures that can cause environmental spills and health and safety incidents. Unlike wear indication systems that only check for a break in the wire (continuity) to detect a go/no-go hose failure point the Linatex® system senses a change in resistance as measured by ohms. Such precision measurement provides more accurate results.

Cut End Hose
Weir Minerals Linatex has enhanced its existing cut end hose by increasing the standard working pressure to 150 psi. The company has also retained a new coupling vendor to provide better aesthetics and performance in its reusable lightweight aluminum flanged couplings.

The Linatex® cut end hose system continues to provide an abrasion-resistant slurry hose designed to provide fast and easy on-site assembly.

More information on these systems can be found at