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VOL XXXI, NO 173

Belzona® Saves The Alignment Of The Pump And Motor

 
 

Industry:

Water / Wastewater (WATR)

 
 

Application:

 
 

Customer Location:

Deer Park, TX, USA

 
 

Application Date:

February 2016

 
 

Application Situation:

Metal Pump Base

 
 

Problem:

The occasional leaking seal of process water was causing the advanced corrosion attack of the metal substrate of the pump base, which was leading up to the possibility of the base collapsing. At which point the pump and motor would be out of alignment. 

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1121 (Super XL-Metal)

Belzona 5811 (Immersion Grade)

Belzona 5233

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

1.Pumps were removed for access to the pump base. 2.Substrate was blasted clean to near white finish. 3.Belzona 1121 was applied to all pits and welds as per the IFU. 4.Belzona 5811 was applied to the entire pump base as per the IFU. 5. Belzona 5233 was applied to the entire pump base for further UV protection.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Customer chose to use the Belzona alternative because a new pump base was 3-6 weeks out, and the Belzona method allowed them to return to operating service within a week.

 
 

Photographs Description

1. Corroded pump base

2. Pump base blasted and Belzona 1121 being applied

3. Belzona 5811 applied to pump base

4. Belzona 5233 applied as a top coat.

 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com