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VOL XXXI, NO 35

Train Baggage Car Sealed And Protected With Belzona

 
 

Industry:

Transport (TRAN)

 
 

Application:

Wall Problem Areas (WPA)

 
 

Customer Location:

Railroad Company, Montana, USA

 
 

Application Date:

2004

 
 

Application Situation:

The car of a private passenger train, which housed an electrical generator and a baggage section. The interior was beautifully finished with carpet and paintings. The leak in a seam could cause extensive water damage to the interior of the car.

 
 

Problem:

Leaks on a riveted/stitch-welded seam. Since the car had already been painted and finished on the exterior, a cold process needed to be used to save the decorative paint. Also, the car needed a flexible seal to accommodate the movement while traveling. With the expense already invested, a long term solution needed to be found that would stay flexible and withstand the elements in extreme weather.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 2911 (Elastomer QD Conditioner)

Belzona 2211 (MP HI-Build Elastomer)

 

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet WPA-3 and Belzona 2211 Instructions For Use.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona 2211 allowed the applicators to install the material without damage to the finished surfaces inside and outside of the wall. Belzona 2211 is a paste grade material for rebuilding up to 0.5 in thickness without slump, allowing the application to be performed on a vertical wall without forming techniques. Belzona 2211 is also a long term solution that will hold up to the outdoor conditions and weather, preventing damage later as well as numerous re-applications.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Generator/Baggage car in a car shop
  2. Surface preparation underway
  3. Full length of joint being applied
  4. Finished joint looks very aesthetic
 
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