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VOL XIX, NO 47

Creating Cutlass Bearings With Belzona

 
 

Industry:

Water / Wastewater (WATR)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Water/Electricity Authority in Qatar

 
 

Application Date:

2000-ongoing

 
 

Application Situation:

Water lubricated cutlass bearings from sea water lift pumps

 
 

Problem:

Original bearings were being worn out rapidly by the high sand content in the water.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 2131 (D&A Fluid Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet CEP-9.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Over 300 bearings have been cast. Reclaiming the original sleeve allows new bearings to be produced at a fraction the cost of new ones. In addition the life of the Belzona cast bearings was found to be longer than the originals.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Accurate mold created to form the bearings
  2. Belzona Elastomer being poured into the mold
  3. Completed bearing
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com