KHIA headerKnow-How in Action

VOL XIII, NO 1

Belzona® Dam Lock Sealed

 
 

Industry:

Water / Wastewater (WATR)

 
 

Application:

Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Dam in Florida, U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

November 1998

 
 

Application Situation:

Locks on Dam

 
 

Problem:

Lower seal on locks were leaking due to irregular metal-on-metal seal caused by cavitation.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 2211 (MP Hi-Build Elastomer)

Belzona® 2911 (QD Conditioner)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How leaflets GSS-5 and SOS-10a.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Tremendous coordination was necessary between the contractor and the Army Corp of Engineers. Each door of the lock is 47 feet wide. Following surface preparation by grit blasting, product was applied to one side, TurtleWax® used as release agent to entire length of door seal.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. The culprit
  2. Surface preparation complete
  3. Work in progress
  4. The lock is sealed
 
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