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VOL XXXI, NO 7

Belzona® Reforms Seal Faces In Ships Cylinder Block

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Engines and Casings (ENC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Naval Ship Repair Yard, Bulgaria

 
 

Application Date:

January 2015

 
 

Application Situation:

Seal faces for cylinder liners of diesel generator. Repairs required whilst ship was in drydock.

 
 

Problem:

Erosion and corrosion had damaged the seal faces. Conventional repairs were not an option. 

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)

Belzona 9411 (Release Agent)

 

Substrate:

Cast Iron

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet ENC-5. After preparing the damaged areas, carefully profiled formers coated with Belzona 9411 were used to reform Belzona 1111 to the required seal face dimensions. Once cured, the formers were removed and excess Belzona was trimmed away to leave the accurately formed seal faces.   

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Forming technology provides fast recovery of defects with very good smoothness. Unlike machining methods, it does not require disassembly and removal of the block to a mechanical workshop. The cost of repairs using the molding technology is several times less expensive to alternative machining and requires minimal time to return the equipment to operation.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Preparation of one defect completed
  2. Forming plates coated with Belzona 9411
  3. Application of Belzona 1111 in progress
  4. Completed application
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com