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VOL XXXIII, NO 21

Transformer Damaged By A Forklift Repaired With Belzona

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

 
 

Customer Location:

Oregon, USA

 
 

Application Date:

January 3, 2018

 
 

Application Situation:

Electrical transformer cooling fin damaged by a forklift at a local recycling center.

 
 

Problem:

Forklift hit the cooling fins on an electrical transformer causing a serious oil leak.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1212

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The trained Belzona contractor received a call about a leaking transformer. The caller was happy to hear that Belzona would be used for the repair as they had been a Belzona user for some time. The contractor tried doing a live leak repair but the oil was coming out too fast. Next he hooked up a vacuum pump to the transformer pulling about -5 pounds. This stopped the oil flow, Belzona 1212 was applied for a permanent repair.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The only alternative would have been to drain the oil from the transformer and replace the cooling fin. Due to the age of the transformer a replacement was not likely.

 
 

Photographs Description

1. Note the oil dripping.

2. Damage is severe, bending the cooling fin.

3. & 4. Belzona 1212 applied, repair complete.

 
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