If you work in the construction field then you must have often comes across the words lining plates. These are mostly used as protection for any structure or elements of a building during sandblasting (a process used to remove old paint or smooth away surfaces) and as a shield against abrasive wear and tear. A futterplatten is often used in mills (for grinding) as the mixers that are designed for processing and powdering hard materials are not worn out easily. Other uses are for tunnels and shafts by mining companies that are the main customers.You can find liner plates made from several materials such as silicon-infiltrated, sintered or liquid phase silicon, ceramics or cemented carbides. Some more popular ones are steel liner plates that come with the benefits of being light weighted, can be handled easily, come with safe support and are resistant to a significant amount of load.
If you want to get liner plates installed in any tunnel or shafts then keep in mind that there are a few different options of the kind of installation you choose. Each comes with its own advantages of application. The first is the simplest – installing liner plates only. The benefits are rather obvious since this structure gives the maximum support possible for every foot of the tunnel all the while being lightweight. Regardless of the cohesive or non-cohesive ground, liner plates are very dependable structure wise if installed properly. Moreover this also means that no additional support is requires in tunnels made solely of lining plates. Another way to install is to give extra support by adding ribs inside the ring of the plate to act as lagging but keep in mind that this does increase the overall diameter. A less common method is to install liner plates between two ribs.