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VOL XXII, NO 64

Belzona® Protects Hydroelectric Penstock

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Irrigation District- Wyoming USA

 
 

Application Date:

February 2008

 
 

Application Situation:

Small hydroelectric plant using water feeding off an irrigation canal. The penstock feeding into the plant is 10 feet diameter and 100 feet long.

 
 

Problem:

The penstock was suffering from pitting due to corrosion.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 5811 (Immersion Grade).
 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona System Leaflet VPF-2. A single component airless spray unit was used to speed application.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona was chose for its 100% solids materials and its safety for working in confined spaces. This application was also approved by the irrigation board members for its proven longevity in a similar application for this districts counterpart.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Penstock feeding into diffuser vanes in plant
  2. Looking down the penstock
  3. Belzona® 5811 applied by spray
  4. Application completed
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com