The results of a long term abrasion test on 10" hoses were compared to flow simulation based abrasion calculations. An impact angle dependent small scale abrasion test was carried out on the rubber liner material to establish input data for abrasion simulation. The simulation proved to be very sensitive to the dependence of the impact angle on the abrasion rate, particularly at low impact angles. Three different lining materials were applied in the full scale test: rubber, a proprietary plastic liner and rubber with built in hard steel rings using a purpose built machine. The abrasion rate increased in the following order: armored liner, rubber and plastic, although the plastic had better Schopper abrasion than rubber.

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