CREATING CUTLASS BEARINGS WITH BELZONA
Industry: Water / Wastewater (WATR)
Application: CEP-Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)
Customer Location: Water/Electricity Authority in Qatar
Application Date: 2000-ongoing
Belzona® 2131 (D&A Fluid Elastomer)
Problem: Original bearings were being worn out rapidly by the high sand content in the water.
- Accurate mold created to form the bearings
- Belzona Elastomer being poured into the mold
- Completed bearing
Water lubricated cutlass bearings from sea water lift pumps
Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet CEP-9.
Over 300 bearings have been cast. Reclaiming the original sleeve allows new bearings to be produced at a fraction the cost of new ones. In addition the life of the Belzona cast bearings was found to be longer than the originals.