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VOL XXIII, NO 39

Belzona® Saves Valuable Downtime In Food Factory

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Food Processing Facility, Louisiana U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

December, 2008

 
 

Application Situation:

Barrel of chiller circulating salt water

 
 

Problem:

The carbon steel barrel began to leak due to erosion corrosion.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1121 (Super XL-Metal)
Belzona® 1161 (Super UW-Metal)
 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was performed in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet VPF-11A.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The customer began to cycle salt water through the chiller barrel in an effort to lower the operating temperature of the unit and in turn, accelerate the production rate of the food process. Result was accelerated corrosion damage. A replacement for this barrel would not be available for six months, and a rupture would cause millions in lost production. Belzona saved the day, and was able to protect the barrel from this catastrophic failure.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Abrasive grit blasting the surface showed hole in substrate
  2. Contrast between optimal grit blast and grinding
  3. Completed application
  4. Review of the procedure by the application crew
 
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