KHIA ID: 669
Industry: General Industry (GIND)
Application: MPT-Mechanical Power Transmission (MPT)
Substrate: Steel
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.
Photograph Descriptions
  1. Crankshaft 
  2. Close up of scored & repaired bottom journal 
  3. Another close up of the repair
Application Situation
Crankshaft was scored due to debris and low oil levels in the sump.
Application Method
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.
Belzona Facts
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.