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VOL XVI, NO 55

Belzona® Seals Gearbox Doors To Eliminate Oil Leaks

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

An international manufacturer of loom equipment

 
 

Application Date:

March 1991

 
 

Application Situation:

Gearboxes on the end of looms.

 
 

Problem:

Oil leaks around seams and gearbox doors were causing safety problems at several locations where this equipment was in operation; including the Southeast U.S. and Japan.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1211 (E-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC -1.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The use of Belzona® 1211 allowed the machine to be put back in service with only 30-minutes of downtime for the entire repair. Each unit was repaired with one, 500 gram package of material. A total of 53 units have been repaired in the U.S. alone. This specific repair scenario was first completed in Japan.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. A view of the loom in operation
  2. Cutting gasket material away fom seams
  3. Applying Belzona® 1211 (E-Metal) over the seams
  4. Completed application around the bottom of the door below oil level
 
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