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VOL XIV, NO 30

Belzona® 1811 Protects Beet Flume Weld Joints

 
 

Industry:

Sugar (SUGR)

 
 

Application:

Solids Handling Machinery (SHM)

 
 

Customer Location:

Sugar factory in the United Kingdom

 
 

Application Date:

1999

 
 

Application Situation:

The beet flume located between the beet pumps and the stone catcher.

 
 

Problem:

Extensive abrasion and eventual failure of the weld seams connecting the steel plates that make up the flume.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1811 (Ceramic Carbide)

 

Substrate:

Stainless steel plate

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SHM-13.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Abrasion of the weld seams - if allowed to continue - would have led to impaired operating efficiency. Repair or replacement during the manufacturing campaign would have required significant downtime and resulted in a major loss of revenue. Belzona product lent itself to application within the confines of the flume channel. By applying Belzona to seams in the flumes most vulnerable areas during annual outage, only sacrificial wear of the product takes place during the campaign, thereby leaving the weld seams intact.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. General view of the application site
  2. Equipment prior to surface preparation
  3. Application completed with the Belzona® 1811
 
 
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