KHIA ID: 900
Industry: Marine (MRNE)
Application: SOS-Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)
Substrate: Aluminum
Customer Location: Scandinavian Fast Ferry operator
Application Date: January 2002

Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal) Belzona® 2141 (ACR-Fluid Elastomer)

Problem: Cavitation problems had manifested themselves in the Port and Starboard Bow Thruster Tunnels. Annual repairs had been attempted with glass flake coatings and Belzona® 1341, but none had been ideal allowing metal loss to continue in the tunnel.
Photograph Descriptions

Localized damage to Belzona® 1341 (Port)  Extensive damage to Glass Flake lining (Starboard)  Belzona® 2141 (Portside)  Inspection after 5 years service

Application Situation
Bow Thrusters from a 900 Passenger High Speed Service Ferry capable of 38 knots.
Application Method
Following removal of the existing coatings Belzona® 2141 was applied in accordance with a modified version of SOS-1 and SOS-2.
Belzona Facts
Subsequent annual inspections have shown the Belzona® 2141 to provide outstanding cavitation protection. After nine (9) years in service the Belzona 2141 remains in excellent condition apart from a few mm² of mechanical damage. The client is extremely pleased with the application which has allowed them to extend the annual docking cycle to a bi-annual one