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Belzona® Protects Brine Pump Bowls



Petrochemical (PETR)



Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)


Customer Location:

Hydrocarbon Fractionation Facility / Hutchinson, KS


Application Date:

January 2007


Application Situation:

New pump bowls need protection to provide a long service life. The previous bowl were lasting less than 6 months.



Salt brine is pumped into the ground to force stored petroleum out of storage for processing. The pumps suffer from the effects of erosion/corrosion caused by the brine.



Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)


Cast iron


Application Method:

Application was completed in accordance with Belzona Know-How System leaflet CEP-3. The pump bowls were heated to a pre-application temperature of 90°F.


Belzona Facts:

Unprotected pump bowls were lasting only a few months. The Belzona coated pumps are meeting the needs of the plant, after well over a year in service. This predictive maintenance practice will save the plant a great deal of money and improved pump reliability.


Photographs Description

  1. Grit blasted bowl with surface profile sample
  2. Mixing Belzona® 1321
  3. Application under supervision in progress
  4. Pump bowls with Belzona® 1321 applied
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