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Belzona® Reseats New Rudder Bearing



Marine (MRNE)



Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)


Customer Location:

Dockyard, Bulgaria


Application Date:

June, 2010


Application Situation:

Ships rudder pintle bearing



Severe corrosion and impact wear led to destruction of the old bronze bearing and ovality of its housing. As a result a new Orkot bush bearing was manufactured and had to be reseated in the irregular bearing housing.



Belzona® 1221 (Super E-Metal)

Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)



Cast iron and Orkot bearing


Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SOS-9. The injection of Belzona® 1321 was done through injection ports drilled in the bearing wall.


Belzona Facts:

Bonding the bush in place with Belzona is a proven application and is time and cost saving procedure in comparison with traditional repair which would have involved welding and boring.


Photographs Description

  1. Bearing housing after blasting
  2. Orkot bearing inserted and fixed
  3. Injection procedure in progress
  4. Completed application
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