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Belzona® Solution To Abrasion At Coal Mine



Mining and Quarrying (MINQ)



Solids Handling Machinery (SHM)


Customer Location:

Coal Mine, Southern Illinois


Application Date:

August 2010


Application Situation:

Transition pipe handling coal dust at 200°F.



Excessive wear and costly replacement brought on by abrasion from coal dust. The coal chute and lateral fitting have an average operating temperature of 200°F. Due to excessive wear pipes were only lasting a few weeks before needing to be replaced. A cost effective alternative to replacement was being sought.



Belzona® 1811 (Ceramic Carbide)
Belzona® 1391 (Ceramic HT)



Carbon Steel


Application Method:

Application was carried out using a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SHM-13. The interior cavity was filled with Belzona® 1811 and a "hard back" was formed on the outside to give maximum thickness for abrasion resistance. Inside was lined with Belzona® 1391 overlaid with aluminum oxide. application was then post cured for maximum resistance. 


Belzona Facts:

Belzona is a proven solution in abrasive environments offering simple and cost effective alternative to replacement which this client was actively seeking.


Photographs Description

View of holed lateral fitting Close up of inside damage Interior view of completed application Outside view of completed application

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