Rubber lining is used as corrosion protection material in scrubbers, tanks, pipe systems etc of European flue gas desulphurization plants. Although these rubber linings show in cases more than 15 years life, re-rubber lining is still necessary. Due to the expected higher availability of the power station units the time scale of such replacement must be
kept to a minimum. As an efficient method for removal of the old lining the high pressure water systems has proven successful. Based on one such case of re-lining the working steps and time scale are demonstrated.
Key words: Corrosion protection, flue gas desulphurization plant (FGD), scrubber, rubber lining, re-lining, precured rubber sheets, butyl rubber