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VOL X, NO 6

Belzona® Reclaims Hydro-Electric Unit In Tea Plantation

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Tea Plantation in Sri Lanka

 
 

Application Date:

October 1993

 
 

Application Situation:

Small hydro-electric power unit

 
 

Problem:

Power plant had ceased to be used due to the damaged runner blades. The cost of a new runner was too high to be economic.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)
Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Cast alloy

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How Leaflets CEP-6, CEP-5 and CEP-3.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The cost of replacing the runner would have been $19,500. No other type of repair was considered viable. The total cost of the repair utilising Belzona® was $600. There are many such units in the area and several of them have been treated in the same manner. The output of the repaired unit is greater than when the equipment was new.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. The corroded runner in-situ   
  2. Surface preparation complete, the rebuilding can begin   
  3. The finished job ready for reassembly
 
 
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