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VOL XXX, NO 39

Belzona® Recovers Electric Energy Transmission Tower Base

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Electric Energy Company, Brazil

 
 

Application Date:

October 2008

 
 

Application Situation:

Concrete base of the leg of the transmission tower.

 
 

Problem:

Due to the transmission towers being exposed to weathering, its concrete bases suffer from deterioration. The accumulated rainwater tends to oxidize the structure of the tower, weakening the metal base.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 4111 (Magma-Quartz)

Belzona 4911 (Magma TX Conditioner)

Belzona 3111 (Flexible Membrane)

 

Substrate:

Concrete and galvanized steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet GSS-3. Firstly, the concrete surface was abraded, cleaned and allowed to dry. The conditioner, Belzona 4911, was applied and allowed to dry. Belzona 4111 was then applied. After the completed cure time and dry to the touch of Belzona 4111, Belzona 3921 was applied and after the specific amount of time, Belzona 3111 was applied.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona offered the customer an excellent cost effective solution, recovering and waterproofing the area susceptible to water accumulation.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. View of the transmission tower
  2. Deteriorated base
  3. Application of Belzona 4111
  4. Waterproofed base with Belzona 3111
 
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