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VOL XXVIII, NO 188

Belzona® Repairs High Voltage Breaker

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

 
 

Customer Location:

New England, USA

 
 

Application Date:

Summer 2010

 
 

Application Situation:

SF6 High Voltage Breaker.

 
 

Problem:

The aluminum casting on a SF6 High Voltage Breaker cracked, causing coolant to leak out and create a dangerous operating situation. Dismounting and replacing the breaker was not an option as no spare breaker was available for months.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)

 

Substrate:

Cast Aluminum

 
 

Application Method:

The surface preparation was carried out with a hand tool grinder and the application was done in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-1.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Outages are scheduled months in advance and require Grid operator approval. The station was in a scheduled outage when the leak was discovered. No replacement was immediately available so Belzona 1111 was used to get the plant back on-line on schedule, thus saving thousands of dollars.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Overview of the converter station
  2. The leaking area
  3. Completed surface preparation
  4. Completed application
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com