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VOL XIX, NO 96

Belzona® Stops That Sinking Feeling

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Sand Pit Wichita, Kansas

 
 

Application Date:

July 2004

 
 

Application Situation:

Floating sand dredger

 
 

Problem:

The hull was leaking in several areas of this sand dredge. If the electricity failed when the plant was unattended the vessel could sink into 30 feet of water.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SOS-20. Divers placed magnetic sign material over the leaks. This stopped the flow of water while the surface crew dried, cleaned and prepared the area. Belzona® 1111 with Belzona® Reinforcement Tape was applied to the area.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The only alternatives were to keep pumping water as necessary to prevent sinking or pull the vessel out of the water for conventional repairs. Neither method were acceptable because of loss of revenue and down time.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Leak in the hull
  2. Cutting magnetic sign material
  3. Divers positioning signs to stem the leak
  4. Leak stopped with Belzona® 1111
 
 
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