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VOL XVI, NO 79

Belzona® Fabricates New Cutlass Bearing

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

S.I.M.A. Facility in Mayport, Florida Foundry Division U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

December 1994

 
 

Application Situation:

Cutlass bearing from an auxilliary power unit.

 
 

Problem:

The vendor of this auxilliary power unit, was very reluctant to provide this essential part, requiring instead that the entire unit be returned to the factory for a complete rebuild at $125,000.

 
 

Products:

Belzona ® 2131 (D&A Fluid)

Belzona® 2911 (QD Conditioner)

Belzona® 9411 (Release Agent)

 

Substrate:

Bronze

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SOS-18.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The Belzona Solution provided the Navy with minimal downtime. More importantly, the alternative Belzona repair provided the Navy with a cost effective way of rebuilding cutlass bearings without a complete overhaul of the unit.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. View of the fabricated plug
  2. View of the molded new bearing
 
 
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