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VOL XX, NO 22

Belzona® Saves Animal Feed Manufacturer

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Mechanical Power Transmission (MPT)

 
 

Customer Location:

Animal food manufacturer - Missouri USA

 
 

Application Date:

March 2004

 
 

Application Situation:

Crankshaft was scored due to debris and low oil levels in the sump.

 
 

Problem:

With one of two spray dry pumps down, plant production was reduced by half.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1131 (Bearing Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application carried out in accordance with Belzona System Leaflet MPT-9. Belzona® 1131 was hand applied to the scored journal and subsequently hand finished with fine emery.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

New crankshaft cost: $55,000 and that was the good news. Bad news: weeks to obtain. Not a recommended application on high speed cranks but highly successful in this application. Since startup, sump was run dry of oil twice with no damage to the Belzona® 1131.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Crankshaft 
  2. Close up of scored & repaired bottom journal 
  3. Another close up of the repair
 
Case study pic one

 

 
 Case study pic two

 

 
 Case study pic three

 

 
 

 

 
 
For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com