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VOL XXIX, NO 7

Belzona® Extends The Life Of A Water Pump

 
 

Industry:

Food & Drink (FOOD)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Washington, USA

 
 

Application Date:

1992

 
 

Application Situation:

Water Pump.

 
 

Problem:

The pump removes dirty water used to wash potatoes as they enter the processing plant. The entrained dirt wears the pump impeller prematurely.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 2131 (D & A Fluid Elastomer)

Belzona 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

Belzona 4911 (Magma TX Conditioner)

 

Substrate:

Cast Iron

 
 

Application Method:

The new pump was grit blasted. Belzona 4911 was applied to the impeller and allowed to cure. Belzona 2131 was brushed onto the surface. Two coats of Belzona 1321 was applied to the casing. The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets CEP-1 & CEP-3.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The coating extended the life of the pump, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. New impeller blasted and conditioned
  2. Impeller coated with Belzona 2131
  3. Two coats of Belzona 1321 applied to casing
 
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 Case study pic three

 

 
 

 

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