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VOL X, NO 21

Belzona® Cavitation Resistance For Impeller

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Oil Refinery in Mississippi

 
 

Application Date:

August 1995

 
 

Application Situation:

40-inch impeller for cooling tower pump

 
 

Problem:

Severe damage to the impeller caused by cavitation

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)

Belzona® 1421

 

Substrate:

Bronze

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How Leaflets CEP-1 and CEP-3.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The customer saved a $45,000 replacement cost for a new impeller.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Surface preparation—abrasive grit blasting in progress  
  2. Cavitated areas of the impeller rebuilt with Belzona® 1311 
  3. Application of Belzona® 1421 complete, impeller ready for service
 
 
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