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VOL XXVIII, NO 180

Belzona® Encapsulates A Transformer Faucet

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Lewiston, ID, USA

 
 

Application Date:

May 2014

 
 

Application Situation:

Leaking inspection faucet.

 
 

Problem:

This leaking faucet was no longer needed, but in order to replace or plug it, the transformer would have to be taken off line and the entire 2000 gallons of oil would need to be drained resulting in lost revenue for this power company.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1291 (ES-Metal)

Belzona 1161 (Super UW-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Brass and steel

 
 

Application Method:

The faucet was prepared with a grinder, then the active leak was stopped and sealed using Belzona 1291. Belzona 1161 was then used to encapsulate the entire faucet. Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet VPF-11. 

 
 

Belzona Facts:

This repair used roughly $30.00 USD of Belzona materials to stop the leak. With a potential 2 week long shut down resulting in unknown possible financial losses, using Belzona's leak solution systems was an easy winning situation saving the company both time and money.

 
 

Photographs Description

1. Prepared surface

2. Belzona 1291 applied in the end

3. Applying Belzona 1161

4. Application completed

 
 
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