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VOL XIII, NO 31

Belzona® 'Rubs' Tugboat The Right Way

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Crowley Marine, Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

August 1997

 
 

Application Situation:

When installed, the outer edge of the large rubber extrusion is under tension and the inner edge is under compression. During vessel assist operations, the rub rail (15,000 lbs each) split.

 
 

Problem:

Split rub-rail

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 2111 (D&A Hi-Build Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Rubber

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out out in accordance with Belzona Know-How Leaflet SOS-12.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The job was successful. Rub rails still split but not where Belzona was applied. Now they cut out the split and bond in a new section with Belzona® 2111 (D&A Hi-Build Elastomer).

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Motor vessel projector. 
  2. Split rub-rail. 
  3. Applying Belzona® 2111 (D&A Hi-Build Elastomer).  
  4. Finished application is ready for service.
 
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