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VOL XXX, NO 7

Belzona® Repairs Filter Plates In Mining Industry

 
 

Industry:

Mining and Quarrying (MINQ)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Mine, Guatemala

 
 

Application Date:

November 2013

 
 

Application Situation:

Filtration units use plates built with polypropylene to filter mud in an ongoing process through pressure and compression.

 
 

Problem:

Due to the stress and abrasive wear these plates are subject to, they exhibit damages, such as grooves and cracks, that can cause a shutdown of the unit, and as a result, a shutdown of operations.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)

Belzona 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Polypropylene

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with a modified Belzona Know-How System Leaflet VPF-8. The plates were manually repaired with Belzona 1311 and Belzona 1321 in the damaged areas.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

A shutdown of production, which would have caused a loss of thousands of dollars each hour that the filter was not in operation, was avoided. This type of equipment is widely used in the mining industry, which represents potential applications with Belzona products.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. View of the size of the filter and its 86 plates installed
  2. Completed plate application ready to be installed back into the filter
  3. Completed plate application ready to be installed back into the filter
  4. Close up view of the application of Belzona 1311 and Belzona 1321
 
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