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VOL XIX, NO 93

Belzona® Repair To Gas Breaker

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Electrical utility in Oklahoma

 
 

Application Date:

November 2005

 
 

Application Situation:

Aluminum gas breaker at substation outside natural gas powerplant

 
 

Problem:

Gas was quickly escaping and the utility had to send maintenance crews to refill the breaker every 2 weeks so that it would not lock-out.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1221 (Super E-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Aluminum

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out according to Belzona Know-How System Leaflet VPF-11a.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The gas is expensive and breaker was becoming a headache to constantly refill. The repair was quickly completed in hours and was the most cost effective solution.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. The breaker leaking gas
  2. Soapy water sprayed to detect location of leak
  3. Area prepared for application by grinding
  4. Completed repair soaked in soapy water to ensure no leaks
 
 
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