KHIA headerKnow-How in Action


Belzona® Saves Valuable Downtime In Food Factory



General Industry (GIND)



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



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



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


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
Case study pic one


 Case study pic two


 Case study pic three


 Case study pic four


For more information about Belzona visit: