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VOL XXI, NO 66

Belzona® Elastomer Vs Sand & Water Abrasion

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Solids Handling Machinery (SHM)

 
 

Customer Location:

Well Servicing Company / Tulsa, OK

 
 

Application Date:

July, 2006

 
 

Application Situation:

Pumping HP Sand/water slurry down a well includes a Slinger Disc which is lined with a wear material to counter the abrasion.

 
 

Problem:

Client looking to extend life so as to minimize high downtime costs.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 2131 (D&A Fluid Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Cast aluminum

 
 

Application Method:

A forming procedure is used to mold the Belzona. After removing from mold and trimming the disc is dynamically balanced. Procedure follows a modified Belzona Know-How System SHM-9.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Based on tests carried out by Client on Belzona vs competitor, they proceeded to spend the premium on Belzona dictated by the lengthened wear-out cycle reported from their field tests.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Typical wear from Oilwell service caused by sand/water at high pressure
  2. New prepared slinger being wetted out with Belzona® 2131
  3. Mold fitted and filled, waiting cure
  4. Final step - spin balancing
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com