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VOL XXII, NO 170

Belzona® Saves More Than 1 Billion Us Dollars

 
 

Industry:

Fluid Flow (FLOW)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Potash Producer, Jordan

 
 

Application Date:

July 2008

 
 

Application Situation:

Diffuser end section from main intake lift pump station handling highly saline sea water.

 
 

Problem:

Extreme erosion & corrosion of the internal body. Fifteen vanes badly eroded.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)

Belzona® 1311 (ceramic R Metal)

Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S Metal)

 

Substrate:

Cast iron

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona System Leaflets CEP-1, CEP-2, CEP-3, CEP-4, CEP-5 and CEP-6.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Importing new part would take minimum 6 months to deliver at a cost of $500,000 and loss of production market value of $933 millions. Belzona material and application cost was $59,000 which equals 12% of the new part and 0,0006% of the production selling value.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Body & Vanes severely damaged
  2. Application team at work after Blasting and Sweet Water washing for 6 days to remove heavy salt contamination
  3. Final touch-up
  4. Smooth operation after 2 months, pumping 18,000 Cu.m/hr
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com