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VOL XXVIII, NO 7

Belzona® Reinflates Fender

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Dredging company, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

 
 

Application Date:

October 2013

 
 

Application Situation:

The national dredging company had a number of fenders which became worn and punctured over time. 

 
 

Problem:

Although wrapped with tyres on chains to help protection, the fenders were in need of a full service or replacement. Punctures had deflated the fenders rendering them useless.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 2111 (D&A Hi-Build Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Rubber

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SOS-12. Surfaces were prepared using a power wire brush. Punctures were stitched together using Nylon thread. After Conditioning the areas were rebuilt with Belzona 2111 incorporating Belzona 9341 (Reinforcement Tape).

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Due to the time and cost implications of replacing the fenders, Belzona provided a solution, reducing downtime and significantly reducing overall costs to the customer.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Initial inspection of deflated fender 
  2. Stitching of punctures 
  3. Application of Belzona 2111 incorporating 
  4. Reinforcement tape Finished application
 
 
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