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VOL XXIV, NO 36

Belzona® Restores Cooling Water Pump

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Refinery, Texas USA

 
 

Application Date:

Fall of 2009

 
 

Application Situation:

Main circulating water pump at refinery.

 
 

Problem:

General corrosion over many years had degraded the operation of the pump.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Supermetal)

Belzona® 1341 (Supermetalglide)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets CEP-1 & -3. All pitting was rebuilt with Belzona® 1111. After the rebuild was complete two coats of Belzona® 1341 applied.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

If left unprotected this pump eventually would have to be replaced. By rebuilding the pump and coating, they are able to preserve their investment and reduce downtime. In addition to these benefits the coating pays for itself through power savings due to increased efficiency imparted by the Belzona coating.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Circulating water pump
  2. Damaged suction bell
  3. Impeller coated with Belzona® 1341 together with rebuilt and coated suction bell
  4. Pump discharge coated with Belzona® 1341
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com