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VOL XXI, NO 67

40+ Year Old Condensers Restored With Belzona

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Heat Exchangers (HEX)

 
 

Customer Location:

Power Plant, Illinois

 
 

Application Date:

May 2007

 
 

Application Situation:

Leaks between the stainless steel tubes and Muntz metal tube sheets on eight tube sheets

 
 

Problem:

The leaks caused a rise in the condensate return water silicon content from 200 ppm to 4,600 ppm which in turn contaminates the boiler and contributes to corrosion.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Muntz metal

 
 

Application Method:

Application carried out in accordance with Belzona System Leaflet HEX-1 & HEX-3.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Successful history of Belzona applications at this and other power plants made Belzona a logical choice. Cost savings over replacement costs were enormous and months of downtime saved. Belzona products were immediately available from stock allowing work to commence immediately problem identified.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Blast cleaned tube sheet
  2. Coating underway
  3. Completing the application
  4. Finished application
 
 
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