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VOL XIV, NO 38

Belzona® Repairs Large Soot Blowing Air Compressor

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Coal fired power plant in Texas, U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

October 1999

 
 

Application Situation:

Repair to soot blowing air compressor operating at 12,500 cfm.

 
 

Problem:

Corrosion in water jacket area had reduced the gasket sealing surface and allowed water into the air stream.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)

Belzona® 9411 (Release Agent)

 

Substrate:

Cast iron

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet GSS-7. This method included grit blasting the area to be built up. A mold was used to help form the correct fit and a disc sander was used to achieve the proper finish.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Use of Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal) resulted in the equipment being placed back in service at a substantial cost saving as opposed to having the air compressor welded and machined down.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Overall view of soot blowing air compressor
  2. Mold used to help form overlay for correct fit
  3. Finished sealing area, lighter color (top) shows Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal), darkest color is existing cast iron
 
 
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