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VOL XXV, NO 82

Belzona® Reseats Bearing Bushes In Steering Gear

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Ship Dockyard, Bulgaria

 
 

Application Date:

June, 2008

 
 

Application Situation:

Two bronze bearing bushes within the Rudder steering system of cargo ship.

 
 

Problem:

Bimetallic corrosion caused wear of bush housing with further damage caused by the increased vibration in the rudder steering system.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Cast Iron substrate, Steel flanges and Bronze bush

 
 

Application Method:

Application procedures were carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SOS-9. Prefabricated new bronze bushes and side flanges were reseated in their positions and secured by injection with Belzona® 1321.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Conventional repair by welding and machining to suitable sizes would be very expensive and time consuming. This repair involving bonding different metal sustrates with Belzona eliminates galvanic corrosion and is proven to be fast and safe, saving money by reducing docking time.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. General view of the rudder stearing system
  2. Close view of the worn housing after blasting
  3. Reseating of the new bronze bush at the exact position
  4. Injection of Belzona® 1321 through injection ports in side flanges completed
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com