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VOL XIX, NO 3

Belzona® In Waterworks’ Pump Saves Over $7,200 Annually

 
 

Industry:

Water / Wastewater (WATR)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Des Moines Water Works, Des Moines, Iowa USA

 
 

Application Date:

Fall 2003

 
 

Application Situation:

17 million gallons/day water pump

 
 

Problem:

Erosion and bearing problems.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1221 (Super E-Metal)

Belzona® 1341 (Supermetalglide)

 

Substrate:

Cast iron

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets CEP-1, CEP-2, CEP-3, CEP-5 and CEP-10.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Repair of erosion damage with Belzona® 1221 (Super E-Metal). Then a two-coat application of Belzona® 1341 (Supermetalglide) was applied. Belzona® 1341 is approved by NSF for potable water contact. Performance tests showed an average increase of wire to water efficiency of 7.2%, which will save over $7,200 annually.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Surface prepared for application
  2. The impeller was also repaired/protected with Belzona
  3. In progress
  4. Complete, and ready for re-assambly
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com