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VOL XXVII, NO 89

Belzona® 2141 Protects Ships Rudder Against Cavitation

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Military Sealift Command, USA

 
 

Application Date:

2004

 
 

Application Situation:

Rudder on American Marines ship.

 
 

Problem:

Cavitation erosion occurring on lower section of the rudder.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 2141 (ACR-Fluid Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona System Leaflet SOS-2.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The Belzona coating 2141 was successfully tested in the ARL Penn State cavitation channel and is now registered in specifications for rudder protection. Belzona 1341 has been included as the first coat in the latest specifications as it has been shown to enhance the cathodic disbondment resistance of the system.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. The ship at sea 
  2. Surface preparation 
  3. After the application of Belzona 2141 
  4. Another view of the rudder after the application of Belzona 2141
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com