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VOL XXII, NO 93

Belzona® Seal To Dryer Can Saves Money

 
 

Industry:

Pulp & Paper (PLPR)

 
 

Application:

Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Paper Co. Jackson, Alabama

 
 

Application Date:

February 2007

 
 

Application Situation:

Dryer can of paper machine.

 
 

Problem:

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

 
 

Products:

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

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

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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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com