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VOL XI, NO 19

Belzona® Main Intake Pumps

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Nuclear Power Plant in Florida, U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

August 1996

 
 

Application Situation:

Four main intake pumps at power plant

 
 

Problem:

A hole in the diverter caused turbulence and erosion within the pump.

 
 

Products:

Belzona®1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)

Belzona®1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Aluminum, Bronze

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How Leaflets CEP-3, CEP-5, and CEP-6.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The hole in the diverter was causing a power drop from 100% to 80%. This was costing the power plant $140,000 a day. Conventional replacement would have taken 45 days. The Belzona repair was accomplished in 2 days including cure time.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Hole in diverter is patched
  2. Work commences
  3. Erosion damage rebuilt with Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)
 
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