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VOL XXVIII, NO 8, ELITE

Belzona® Coats Super Yacht

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Drydock, Germany

 
 

Application Date:

2007

 
 

Application Situation:

£100m power boat originally constructed to win the Blue Ribbon title for the fastest trans-Atlantic crossing.

 
 

Problem:

Constructed with three Rolls-Royce gas turbine engines capable of pushing her to record speeds of 80knots, the jet tube area was suffering from high amounts of erosion and cavitation so when the vessel docked in Germany, Belzona provided a solution.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)

Belzona 1341 (Supermetalglide)

Belzona 2141 (ACR Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Aluminium/composite

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance wirth Belzona Know-How System Leaflets SOS-1 & SOS-2. Rebuilding of the damaged area was carried out using Belzona 1111, before being coated with the Belzona 2141 system to provide cavitation resistance. Belzona 1341 was used as the first coat to provide optimum adhesion and corrosion resistance.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona was inspected after 3 years and was mostly found to be in perfect condition with only minor damage to the leading edge. The coating had overcome the major cavitation erosion problems and was easily repaired with minimal downtime.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Jet tubes coated with Belzona 1341 
  2. 1st coat of Belzona 2141 
  3. 2nd coat of Belzona 2141 applied 
  4. After three years in service local repair was carried out on leading edge
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com