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VOL XXVII, NO 41, ELITE

Belzona® Saves Critical Equipment At Zinc Mine

 
 

Industry:

Mining and Quarrying (MINQ)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Zinc Mine, Namibia

 
 

Application Date:

December 2010

 
 

Application Situation:

Raw ore mill at a zinc mine and refining facility

 
 

Problem:

Wear on the riding ring of the primary ore mill resulted in the development of a hole. This allowed leakage of slurry into the mill gearbox lubrication system. As this was a single stream mill, this was a critical piece of equipment and needed to be returned to service immediately.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)

 

Substrate:

Mild Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Belzona 1111 Super Metal was applied in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-5

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona 1111 quickly sealed the leaking areas, preventing further contamination and allowed the critical part to return to service faster than conventional repair techniques, saving the customer in downtime and resulting production losses. After three years the repaired area was inspected and is still in perfect condition.

 
 

Photographs Description

Aerial view of the Zinc mine  Initial view of the damaged area  Damaged area following cleaning  Belzona 1111 repair 3 years later

 
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