BELZONA STOPS DAMAGE FROM PITTED CHOCKS
Industry: Marine (MRNE)
Application: SOS-Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)
Customer Location: Oil tanker, Pacific Northwest, U.S.A.
Application Date: 1998
Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)
Problem: Chocks pitting and the roughness was destroying the hawsers.
- Close-up of chock with peeling paint.
- View of chock showing extensive pitting.
- Surface preparation in progress.
- Finished application.
Application was carried out out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How Leaflet SOS-19.
Ship's mooring lines (hawsers) are very expensive. The steel casting for the chocks became pitted from the salt. This caused jagged edges which wore out the hawsers prematurely.