BELZONA® 1511/1591 TAKE THE HEAT
Industry: Power (POWR)
Application: GSS-Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)
Substrate: Cast steel
Customer Location: Tennessee Valley Authority, North Alabama U.S.A.
Application Date: November 2003
Belzona® 1511 (Super HT Metal)
Belzona® 1591 (Ceramic XHT)
Problem: Steam cuts in the metal diaphragm. Welding would distort the flange and a short outage caused them to come to Belzona for an unconventional alternative.
- Eroded flange before repairs
- Belzona® 1511 being used to build back the edges and steam cut areas
- Belzona® 1511 built back to original profile and ready to machine
- Belzona® 1591 coated after the two pieces put together for machining
The LP turbine flange on a steam generator turbine.
Application carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet GSS-6.
Belzona® 1511 used to rebuild damage (up to 1/2"), then machined to profile before coating with Belzona® 1591.
Time for welding was too long. Welding may distort the flange. Belzona 10% the cost of the alternative. After five years it was inspected and only minor touch up required.