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VOL XXIII, NO 111

Belzona® Provides Internal Protection Of Gearboxes

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Oil Refinery, UK

 
 

Application Date:

November 2007

 
 

Application Situation:

This is a typical small gearbox from a power plant within the refinery

 
 

Problem:

Original internal paint protection is flaking off and getting stuck in bearings and oilways. Loss of oil circulation can result in bearing damage and reduced efficiency.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 5891 (HT Immersion Grade)

 

Substrate:

Cast Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-5.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Paint systems giving life expectancy of 1-3 years. Cost of a major repair caused by damage to the internal parts of the gearbox from flaked paint could run into thousands of pounds for labour, downtime, loss of production and parts. Belzona coating provides long term corrosion protection and resists hot oil without flaking.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Gearbox casing with damaged internal coating
  2. Close up view of degraded paint coating
  3. Close up view of Belzona 5891 coating
  4. Completed coating on casing
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com