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VOL XXX, NO 14

Belzona® Repairs Turbine Wicket Gates

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Hydropower Plant, USA

 
 

Application Date:

1998

 
 

Application Situation:

Wicket gates

 
 

Problem:

The wicket gates were suffering from cavitation damage due to the water flow. This unit has 1,000,000 gallons of water per minute running through it.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1221 (Super E-Metal)

Belzona 1341 (Supermetalglide)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet CEP-5.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The hydropower plant saved time and money by repairing the wicket gates in situ instead of removing them from the plant to be repaired.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Cavitation damage to the wicket gate
  2. Close up of the repaired area with no more cavitation
  3. Completed application
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com