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VOL XXVIII, NO 97

Pvc Pipes At Swimming Pool Repaired With Belzona

 
 

Industry:

Local Authorities & Municipalities (LOMU)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Swimming-pool, Dunkerque, France

 
 

Application Date:

2012

 
 

Application Situation:

20" PVC pipes in water circulation system. System operates at 5 bar pressure and ambient temperature

 
 

Problem:

Emergency stop of the water circulation system during a competition caused the pipe to burst losing large fragments of plastic.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1111 (super Metal)

Belzona 1321 (Ceramic S Metal)

 

Substrate:

PVC

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona System Leaflet VPF-11. The substrate was frosted with hand tools before bonding the broken pieces into place and over-wrapping with 3 layers of Belzona 9341 and Belzona 1111. Belzona 1321 was applied as top coat to produce a smooth finish to the repair. 

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The repair was completed in 5 hours with 2 applicators. The pipe was back into service in 24 hours. The application was inspected in 2013 and is still in place. The city council regularly request similar repairs on other PVC pipes.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. View of the damage after the failure of the pipe
  2. Finished repair on the tee piece
 
Case study pic one

 

 
 Case study pic two

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com