KHIA headerKnow-How in Action

VOL XXXII, NO 3

Belzona® Ram Repair = Big Savings

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Mechanical Power Transmission (MPT)

 
 

Customer Location:

Nashville, TN, USA

 
 

Application Date:

May 2015

 
 

Application Situation:

Hydraulic ram suffering scars in 3 places from being repeatedly struck against the side of a dumpster. Customer was looking for an alternative to replacing the expensive ram.

 
 

Problem:

Damaged ram was allowing hydraulic fluid to leak.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)

 

Substrate:

Chromed Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet MPT-3. We used a handheld drill and drill press to square the corners and a die grinder and dremel tool to clean up the edges. A propane torch was used to sweat out residual oil both before and after drilling and grinding. Brake cleaner was used for a final cleanup before application.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The alternative was replacement of the $1800 hydraulic ram. The customer used about $40 of Belzona 1111 and a couple of hours of labor for a savings of over $1700.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Damage to the ram
  2. Cleaning up the edges with a Dremel
  3. Belzona 1111 post application/waiting to cure
  4. Completed application to ram and ready for service
 
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