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VOL XV, NO 35

Belzona® Protects Large Cooling Water Pump

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia.

 
 

Application Date:

March 2001

 
 

Application Situation:

1.5 meter diameter suction split casing pump handling a 20 meter head of sea water.

 
 

Problem:

Cavitation and general erosion-corrosion damage had reduced the pumps efficiency to unacceptable levels. The plant has a limited power supply and was looking for all ways to reduce demand.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)

Belzona® 1341 (Supermetalglide)

 

Substrate:

Cast iron

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets CEP-2, CEP-3, CEP-5, and CEP-10.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona® 1341 not only restored the original efficiency, but provided reduced power demand. This was more important to the plant than cost because of the lack of power available.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. General view of the pump installation 
  2. The size of pump is clearly evident 
  3. Rebuilding work underway 
  4. Completed application
 
 
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