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VOL XXVII, NO 97

Belzona® Provides New Life For A Brick Factory Belt

 
 

Industry:

Mining and Quarrying (MINQ)

 
 

Application:

Solids Handling Machinery (SHM)

 
 

Customer Location:

Brick factory, Kent, England.

 
 

Application Date:

September 2013

 
 

Application Situation:

Primary conveyor delivering clay into the building from the quarry.

 
 

Problem:

After years of use the belt had developed a tear and clay was penetrating the layers in the belt, if the belt was to deteriorate further the factory would need to employ an unplanned shutdown.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 2311 (SR Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Rubber

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How system leaflet SHM-1, the tear was patched using Belzona® 2311 incorporating Belzona® 9341 (reinforcement tape).

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The application was finished in 1 hour and the conveyor was back in service with minimal delay, usually the company would call in a specialist vulcanizer halting production for hours, the cost to replace the belt was thousands and a vulcanized repair would have cost £1300.00, the Belzona repair cost less than £100.00 and saved the company thousands in lost production.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Damaged belt prior to repair
  2. Cleaned and prepared with Belzona Roughing brush
  3. Belzona® 2311 being applied incorporating Belzona® 9341 (Reinforcement tape)
  4. Belt repaired and ready for years more service
 
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