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VOL XXVIII, NO 223

Belzona® Seals Absorber To Protect Against Erosion-Corrosion

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Overland Park, KS, USA

 
 

Application Date:

January 2010

 
 

Application Situation:

The customer's absorber out for annual maintenance and inspection for possible Belzona protection.

 
 

Problem:

The absorber end cover was removed to service the absorber and required a new gasket prior to reinstallation.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 2131 (D & A Fluid Elastomer)

Belzona 9411 (Release Agent) 

 

Substrate:

Cast Iron and Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet GSS-1 using Belzona 2131. After preparing the surface, tape was used to form a channel to apply Belzona 2131 to the proper thickness and stoppers were inserted into the bolt holes. Belzona 9411 was used for the corks inserted into the bolt holes.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona was chosen as the solution to this problem as the machine was showing signs of erosion and corrosion and the gasket surfaces were very uneven, making it difficult, if not impossible, to ensure a water tight seal. The permanently bonded Belzona gasket will alleviate this ongoing maintenance "headache".

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Absorber channel prepped; edge built with duct tape to hold the elastomer
  2. Application of Belzona 2131
  3. Final picture of finished gasket 
  4. Side-view of absorber with gasket reassembled/in-service
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com