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VOL XIX, NO 19

Belzona® 1321 Injects New Life Into Old Shaft

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Mechanical Power Transmission (MPT)

 
 

Customer Location:

Brewery in Lancashire UK

 
 

Application Date:

September 2003

 
 

Application Situation:

3" diameter shaft on the canning line of a local brewery

 
 

Problem:

A collapsed bearing had caused excessive wear to the shaft neccesitating either a full repair or replacement.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Mild Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet MPT-2.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Replacement of the shaft was considered the only alternative - the problem being it was costly and time consuming, around £20,000 ($40,000) for a new shaft and five days of downtime. The Belzona solution was carried out in under one shift period thanks to the ability of Belzona to be post-cured and is still working today.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. The shaft location showing restricted access
  2. The former in place with nozzle for venting
  3. Post curing the repair to reduce downtime
  4. The finished shaft
 
 
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