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VOL XXVIII, NO 210

Belzona® Coats Capstans And Saves Customer Thousands Of Dollars

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Marine, South Louisiana, USA

 
 

Application Date:

April 2014

 
 

Application Situation:

Pitted and deformed capstans

 
 

Problem:

Capstans had been pitted and deformed because of chains that had been used to anchor to dock. Chains had been replaced by new technology rope which were being damaged by the uneven and rough capstan surfaces.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)

Belzona 1341 (Supermetalglide)

Belzona 9111 (Cleaner/Degreaser)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of  Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SOS-2.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona products were chosen as they could be applied in place, repair the metal to protect the ropes from further damage which would improve the service life of the expensive ropes as well as the metal capstans. Had the Belzona repair and coating not been used, the price to replace the ropes would have been over $90,000. The material and labor cost was less than 10% and both capstans were repaired.

 
 

Photographs Description

1. Capstan after hydro-blasting 

2. Belzona 1311 being applied by Technician 

3. Belzona 1341 final coating 

4. Finished product on both capstans

 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com