KHIA headerKnow-How in Action

VOL XXXI, NO 106

Belzona® Saved Rudders From Cavitation Attack

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

BC, Canada

 
 

Application Date:

November 2008

 
 

Application Situation:

Rudders

 
 

Problem:

Various areas of the rudders were subject to severe cavitation problems.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1341 (Supermetalglide)

Belzona 2141 (ACR-Fluid Elastomer)

Belzona 2941 (Elastomer SP-Conditioner)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SOS-2.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The polyurethanes based material is designed to absorb the shock generated by cavitation and in doing so, it protects the underlying metal surfaces from cavitation attack. Belzona extends the rudders' working life. 

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Diagram showing areas subject to severe cavitation attack
  2. Some of the areas to which the material was applied
  3. Completed application
 
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