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VOL XVI, NO 56

Belzona® Repairs Irrigation Pipes

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Arable farm in the U.K.

 
 

Application Date:

May 1995

 
 

Application Situation:

Aluminum pipes used to provide local irrigation to crops.

 
 

Problem:

Pipes develop leaks at welded couplings and weld repairs have proven ineffective and in several cases aggravated the situation.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1221 (Super E-Metal)

Belzona® 9341 (Reinforcement tape)

 

Substrate:

Aluminum Alloy

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet VPF-11a.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Local flooding caused by the leaks leads to loss of crops in the immediate vicinity, apart from overall loss in irrigation efficiency. Belzona® 1221 (Super E-Metal) is ideal for carrying out in-situ repairs when necessary.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Sections of pipe waiting to be used
  2. Close up of pipe couplings where leaks occur and show ineffective welding
  3. Belzona® 1221 (Super E-Metal) being applied
  4. Application being completed with Belzona® 9341 (Reinforcement Tape) incorporated into the repair
 
 
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