BELZONA SAVES ANIMAL FEED MANUFACTURER
Industry: General Industry (GIND)
Application: MPT-Mechanical Power Transmission (MPT)
Customer Location: Animal food manufacturer - Missouri USA
Application Date: March 2004
Belzona® 1131 (Bearing Metal)
Problem: With one of two spray dry pumps down, plant production was reduced by half.
- Close up of scored & repaired bottom journal
- Another close up of the repair
Crankshaft was scored due to debris and low oil levels in the sump.
Application carried out in accordance with Belzona System Leaflet MPT-9. Belzona® 1131 was hand applied to the scored journal and subsequently hand finished with fine emery.
New crankshaft cost: $55,000 and that was the good news. Bad news: weeks to obtain. Not a recommended application on high speed cranks but highly successful in this application. Since startup, sump was run dry of oil twice with no damage to the Belzona® 1131.