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VOL XXVI, NO 7

Belzona® 1341 Improves Swimming Pool Pump Performance

 
 

Industry:

Water / Wastewater (WATR)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Swimming Pool, BC, Canada

 
 

Application Date:

August 2006

 
 

Application Situation:

Because of the dissimilar metals (Bronze and cast iron) making up the pump components, the facility would only get one year of operation out of a pump.

 
 

Problem:

Erosion corrosion, aggravated by galvanic corrosion and corrosion from pool chemicals had reduced pump performance.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R Metal)

Belzona® 1341 (Supermetalglide)

 

Substrate:

Cast Iron casing / Bronze impeller

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with a Belzona Know-How System Leaflet CEP-1 & 10.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Apart from the general erosion corrosion problems experienced with swimming pool pumps, improving pumping efficiency and reducing running costs were becoming more important as energy costs continue to escalate. An application of Belzona® 1341 Supermetalglide to the internal surfaces of the pump increased the efficiency by almost 12%.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Pump casing prior to application
  2. Impeller prior to application
  3. Pump casing after application of Belzona® 1341
  4. Pump impeller after application of Belzona® 1341
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com