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VOL XXV, NO 86

Belzona® Repairs An Auger Screw

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Solids Handling Machinery (SHM)

 
 

Customer Location:

Chemical fertilizer producer, Tunisia

 
 

Application Date:

February 2005

 
 

Application Situation:

Large screw auger handling Phosphate fertilizer.

 
 

Problem:

The weld area between the flights and auger shaft had been severely eroded due to the abrasive and corrosive nature of the phosphate. This erosion damage was around 20cm wide and spread over the length of the equipment.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1811 (Ceramic Carbide)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SHM-14. The equipment was grit-blasted, degreased, then the eroded areas covered with 40kg of Belzona® 1811.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The client spent around €10,000 for the application. Compared to the €50,000 that a new auger screw would have cost. This was a considerable saving – even more so considering that the client would normally have had to buy a new auger screw every year, which they avoided thanks to the Belzona repair. As a result so far the client has been able to save around €300,000 over the last 6 years.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Grit-blasted auger screw
  2. Application of Belzona® 1811
  3. Finished application
 
 
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