KHIA ID: 5588
Industry: Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Application: VPF-Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)
Substrate: Carbon steel cleaned to SSPC-SP 3
Customer Location: Governmental Office Building, Indiana, USA
Application Date: April 2015

Belzona 1212

Belzona 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

Problem: 0.2 inch (5 mm) deep corrosion under insulation threatened to perforate the shell of this chiller. Condensation was traveling through an ineffective seam and pooling in a trough between two sections of foam insulation. This section of the shell experienced almost continual immersion and the attendant corrosion rates.
Photograph Descriptions
  1. The application area after the insulation has been removed.
  2. The corrosion was concentrated along a linear trough formed by the rubber insulation.
  3. The shell fared back out with Belzona 1212.
  4. The finished repair ready for insulation.
Application Situation
A 50-year-old Trane chiller located on the fifth floor of an office building in downtown Indianapolis. Not only would a replacement unit be extremely costly but a crane in a dense metropolitan area would further complicate the task.
Application Method
This application was performed using a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet VPF-1 & VPF-2.
Belzona Facts
The Belzona repair was significantly faster and less expensive than replacement, did not require any down time, and most importantly actually prevents a reoccurrence of the same problem. This chiller is now better than new.