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VOL XXII, NO 162

Belzona® Protects Large River Pump

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Petrochemical Plant, South Louisiana U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

August, 2008

 
 

Application Situation:

Main cooling water pump handling river water.

 
 

Problem:

Pump was subject to erosion due to solids drawn from the river.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Super-Metal)

Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Cast Iron

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet CEP-1, CEP-3 and CEP-5.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The cost of a replacement pump is $250,000 and delivery time from the manufacturer is 6 months. Belzona was able to repair the pump and have it back in service within a week and will last longer than a new pump due to the erosion corrosion resistance of Belzona® 1321.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Scale of the pump clearly evident
  2. Fully restored suction diffuser
  3. Work beginning on restoration of impeller
  4. Fully protected impeller
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com