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VOL XXX, NO 118

Belzona® Saves The Carbon Fiber

 
 

Industry:

Pulp & Paper (PLPR)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Southeast Washington, USA

 
 

Application Date:

June 2015

 
 

Application Situation:

30' long carbon fiber shield on a paper mill.

 
 

Problem:

The customer uses a pressure washer to clean off the fiber carbon shield, resulting in the carbon fiber deteriorating and pieces of it falling off.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Fiber

 
 

Application Method:

The surface of the application area was cleaned with a pressure washer, prepped with wire brushes and then blown off with air to remove the loose fiber particles. Belzona 1311 was then applied with Belzona applicators and putty knives at 1/4" thick.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Over time, this fiber carbon shield would have suffered enough material loss to require replacement where a shut down of production and days of work would be necessary to remove and replace the equipment, and still have the same problem with the new one. Belzona 1311 allowed for an in-situ repair and provides long-term protection at a fraction of the cost.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Damaged carbon fiber shield.
  2. Pieces of carbon fiber falling off.
  3. Application of Belzona 1311.
  4. Completed application.
 
 
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