BELZONA EXTENDS LIFE OF PULP BLENDER
Industry: Pulp & Paper (PLPR)
Application: ENC-Engines and Casings (ENC)
Customer Location: Paper mill, Spain
Application Date: January 2007
Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)
Belzona® 1812 (Ceramic Carbide FP)
Problem: Pump and bolt threads were severely damaged by the highly abrasive stream of shredded paper pulp flowing through it
- Pipe before application
- Applying Release Agent to the bolts
- Completed application
- View of the pipe after 3 ½ years service
Outlet pipe of an industrial blender
Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets ENC-2 & SHM-11. The casing threads were reformed with Belzona® 1111 using the bolts treated with Belzona Release Agent as formers. The internals of the pipe were lined with Belzona® 1812.
Prior to contacting Belzona, the company had to replace this piece of equipment every 1 or 2 years. An inspection of the Belzona lining 3 ½ years later, in August 2010 showed it was still in place and none of the metal parts were exposed. As a result, the customer asked Belzona for several similar applications.