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VOL XXXI, NO 46

Centrifugal Pump Repaired At A Fraction Of The Cost Of Replacement

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Louisiana, USA

 
 

Application Date:

July, 2015

 
 

Application Situation:

Pump handling pulp.

 
 

Problem:

Badly damaged pump casing internals with pitting could not be removed and replaced or put back in service.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)

Belzona 1331 

 

Substrate:

Cast Iron

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of the Belzona Know-How System Leaflet CEP-5.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

In the past the pump casing would be scrapped and replaced at a cost of $36,000, providing only three to six months of service. The Belzona repair cost $10,000, saving $26,000 in replacement costs and preventing extra downtime in the future.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Corroded and damaged pump before application.
  2. Pump casing coated with Belzona 1331.
  3. Pump casing seven months after the application. This time instead of coating or replacing, the plant inspected and returned to service with little to no down time.
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com