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VOL XVI, NO 67

High Speed Patrol Boat Stabilized With Belzona

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

United States Navy

 
 

Application Date:

1997

 
 

Application Situation:

Stabilizer from a MK-5 High Speed Patrol Boat.

 
 

Problem:

Much like a rudder, cavitation damage will manifest itself on the areas of greatest pressure differential. In this case, entrained solids and cavitation caused metal damage to the trailing edge of the patrol boat's two stabilizers.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)

Belzona® 1341 (Supermetalglide)

 

Substrate:

Aluminum

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets SOS-1 and SOS-2.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

You can TIG/MIG weld aluminum, however this process is both expensive and time consuming. In addition, you risk introducing dissimilar metals during this uncontrolled heat treatment process.This particular vessel is on a constant state of readiness and the dock time is limited to an as needed basis.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. High speed patrol vessel
  2. Cavitation damage to stabilizer trailing edge
  3. Rebuilding cavitation damage
  4. Both stabilizers completely rebuilt and coated
 
 
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