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VOL XXIII, NO 27

Belzona® Protects Vertical Lift Pump Impeller

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Chemical Plant, Texas

 
 

Application Date:

2006

 
 

Application Situation:

Open-faced vertical lift pump impeller

 
 

Problem:

Due to the damage caused by the severe cavitation, costly rebuilding and rebalancing of the impeller was required on at least an annual basis.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 2141 (ACR-Fluid Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Bronze

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried outin accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet CEP-3.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Pump still in service and performing satisfactorily almost 3 years later. Annual overhaul on these type pumps can run as much as $30,000 (3 years approx. $90,000 savings.) Belzona product was less than $3,000.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Vertical lift impeller with Belzona® 2941 conditioner applied
  2. Inspection of impeller during coating process
  3. Coating completed, awaiting installation
 
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