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VOL XIV, NO 6

Belzona® Restores Performance To Diesel Powered Generator

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Engines and Casings (ENC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Utility in West Texas U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

December 1999

 
 

Application Situation:

Diesel engine used to run generator.

 
 

Problem:

Pitting and corrosion on water jacket side of engine block. This made it impossible for O-ring fits to seal cooling water, allowing water to leak from under heads and into piston sleeves.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1391

 

Substrate:

Cast Iron

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet ENC-6.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

After application was completed, surface was sanded and filed using in-house mechanics at a cost of $5,000 (material and labor). This was much more cost effective than $45,000 for welding and machining the engine block.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Close-up of 1941 diesel powered generator
  2. Broad view of 1941 generator
  3. Surface preparation of water ports
  4. Application of Belzona®1391 to the top of the engine block
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com