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Belzona® Seal To Dryer Can Saves Money



Pulp & Paper (PLPR)



Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)


Customer Location:

Paper Co. Jackson, Alabama


Application Date:

February 2007


Application Situation:

Dryer can of paper machine.



Gasket of dryer can failed and allowed steam to escape. Losing steam means losing money.



Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R Metal)
Belzona® 1321 (ceramic S Metal)




Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with a modified Belzona Know-How System Leaflet GSS-6. After grit blasting, a 2" band of Belzona® 1321 brush applied followed by Belzona® 1311 pressed firmly into the seam where the gasket had failed.


Belzona Facts:

Alternative products had been unsuccessful. The dryer was down for 18 hours and we sealed two dryer cans in 7 hours. This was the 14th dryer can head we have done in the mill. It would have cost around $25,000 per head and 2 1/2 days to repalce a gasket.


Photographs Description

  1. Start of job
  2. Surface around joint grit blasted
  3. Application of Belzona® 1321
  4. Application of Belzona® 1311 to complete the repair
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