Steam is used in many processes within the tyre and rubber industry, including vulcanization, heating and drying. Vulcanization, the process of heating rubber with sulfur, is essential for creating strong and durable rubber products. Steam is used to heat the rubber during this process, making it more pliable and easier to work with. Steam is also used to dry raw materials and finished products, ensuring that they are free of moisture and ready for use. Additionally, steam is used to generate electricity, which powers the manufacturing process.
Control instrumentation is used to monitor and regulate the steam used in these processes. Temperature and pressure sensors, flow meters and control valves are used to ensure that the correct amount of steam is used at the right temperature and pressure. This ensures that the rubber products are vulcanized properly and that the raw materials are heated and dried correctly.
In addition, control instrumentation is used to monitor and maintain the cleanliness of equipment and facilities. Steam is used for cleaning and sterilising equipment and facilities, and control instrumentation is used to ensure that the correct amount of steam is used and that the equipment and facilities are properly cleaned and sterilised.
Overall, steam and control instrumentation are essential for the efficient and effective operation of the tyre and rubber industry. They are used to ensure that high-quality rubber products are produced and that the manufacturing process is streamlined and cost-effective.