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Belzona® Succeeds Where Noble Metals Fail



General Industry (GIND)



Solids Handling Machinery (SHM)


Customer Location:

Manufacturer, Varese, Italy


Application Date:

November 2015


Application Situation:

Ferrite wheel mixer



Severe dry abrasion from ferrite powder was wearing mixer wheel despite being constructed from expensive noble metal alloy. Belzona consultant recommended lining a carbon steel wheel with Belzona. 



Belzona 1811 (Ceramic Carbide)

Belzona 4151 (Magma-Quartz Resin)



Carbon Steel


Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SHM-13. Prefabricated custom made templates were used to carry out the application of Belzona 1811 at a thickness of approximately 10mm on all surfaces of the wheel. Belzona 4151 was then applied to provide a glossy finish.


Belzona Facts:

Belzona was able to solve a substantial problem of dry abrasion in the presence of strong concentrations of chlorides. In fact, using a carbon steel wheel coated with Belzona 1811 quadrupled component's life to 4000 hours. The original noble metal alloy wheels lasted 1000 hours in service.


Photographs Description

  1. Carbon steel wheel after grit blasting
  2. One of the templates used for the application
  3. Application in progress
  4. Completed application
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