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VOL XXX, NO 18

Belzona® Rebuild And Protects Turbine Runner

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Hydropower Plant, British Columbia, CA

 
 

Application Date:

May 2001

 
 

Application Situation:

Turbine Runner

 
 

Problem:

The Turbine Runner was showing signs of erosion on the leading edges of the vanes

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)

Belzona 1341 (Supermetalglide)

 

Substrate:

Cast Iron

 
 

Application Method:

The surface was properly prepared and the application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets CEP-1 and CEP-3.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Using Belzona allowed the operation to deal with the erosion problems before they became a major problem. Coating the runner with Belzona 1341 will improve its performance and protect it from corrosion in the future.

 
 

Photographs Description

1. Turbine Runner after initial grit blasting

2. Leading edges of vanes rebuilt with Belzona 1311

3. Application of the 1st coat of Belzona 1341 in progress

4. Completed application of the 2nd coat of Belzona 1341 

 
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