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VOL X, NO 10

Belzona® Repair To Cracked Gland Seal In Fossil Plant

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Fossil Plant in Maryland

 
 

Application Date:

October 1995

 
 

Application Situation:

Gland seal in feed pump

 
 

Problem:

Gland seal had a cracked casing. The condensate used in the gland seal system was leaking and causing a safety problem.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)

 

Substrate:

Cast Iron

 
 

Application Method:

In accordance with Belzona Know-How Leaflet CEP-1.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Welding had been considered as a possible solution but was ruled out. A new casting would have cost $32,000 and would not have been available for several weeks. Using Belzona saved the customer most of this expense plus a huge reduction in downtime.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Main Feed Pump - note rust around the gland   
  2. Casting on work bench prior to surface prep   
  3. Application of Belzona® 1111
 
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