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VOL XXIII, NO 118

Hoppers Lined With Belzona® For Extended Life

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Solids Handling Machinery (SHM)

 
 

Customer Location:

Manufacturer of asphalt shingles, Canada

 
 

Application Date:

June 2006

 
 

Application Situation:

Hoppers that handle abrasive solid material in the production of asphalt shingles.

 
 

Problem:

Unloading of solids, composed of fine stone approximately 1/32" diameter, creating high abrasion on the inside surface of the hoppers.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1812 (Ceramic Carbide FP)

Belzona® 2111 (D&A Hi-Build Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Mild Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out using Know-How System Leaflet SHM-13. Belzona® 1812 applied to profile the hopper before overcoating with Belzona® 2111.  Both mild steel hopper and Belzona® 1812 grit blasted before coating.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Hopper volume : 22.5 tons of material per hour 24 hours a day /7 days a week. Production shut down 40 days per year. Originaly the hopper had a life expectency of 1 month. Other solutions lasted 7 months. With the Belzona solution equipment now operates for a period of 18 to 24 months maintenance free. They even carry 1 or 2 hoppers in stock. Client approved the Belzona® 1812 as an inventory product and is used in other applications.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Hopper grit blasted
  2. Masking prior to application
  3. Application of Belzona® 1812 
  4. Hoppers lined with Belzona® 2111 
 
 
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