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VOL XXVIII, NO 243

Belzona® Rebuilds Pump Impeller

 
 

Industry:

Food & Drink (FOOD)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Othello, WA

 
 

Application Date:

1992

 
 

Application Situation:

Circulating water pump in a potato processing plant.

 
 

Problem:

The pump had become worn beyond repair and was thus tossed in a scrap pile.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)
Belzona 1341 (Supermetalglide)

 

Substrate:

Cast Iron

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets CEP 1 & CEP 3. Holes and impeller vanes were patched with Belzona 1311 and a reinforcing sheet. The high spots were ground down to smooth the surface and Belzona 1341 was brushed on in two coats.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Rebuilding the impeller was a fraction of the replacement cost. The rebuilt impeller was put on the shelf as a spare.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Damaged impeller showing holes
  2. Worn impeller vanes
  3. Impeller rebuilt with Belzona 1311
  4. Completed application with two coats of Belzona 1341
 
 
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