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VOL XXVIII, NO 197

Belzona® Repairs Bearing Saddle Support

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Engines and Casings (ENC)

 
 

Customer Location:

New England, USA

 
 

Application Date:

Fall 2013

 
 

Application Situation:

Bearing saddle support.

 
 

Problem:

Severe metal loss from entrained solids in flowing water. During inspection, it was noted that a water screen bearing was grooved from abrasion. Upon removal for repair with Belzona 1111, it was further found that the support saddle was severely worn (3/4" +/-) under the bearing itself.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Hand tools, such as grinder, were used to prepare the surface.  A plywood former was built to provide the profile depth. The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet ENC-3b.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The plant has used Belzona 1111 in the shop for a variety of repairs.  The superintendent was only concerned if he had enough Belzona 1111 on hand to complete the application because of the scheduled downtime.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Grooved bearing surface
  2. Support saddle showing deep grooves
  3. Plywood & gasket former
  4. Completed application
 
 
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