HOPPERS LINED WITH BELZONA FOR EXTENDED LIFE
Industry: General Industry (GIND)
Application: SHM-Solids Handling Machinery (SHM)
Substrate: Mild Steel
Customer Location: Manufacturer of asphalt shingles, Canada
Application Date: June 2006
Belzona® 1812 (Ceramic Carbide FP)
Belzona® 2111 (D&A Hi-Build Elastomer)
Problem: Unloading of solids, composed of fine stone approximately 1/32" diameter, creating high abrasion on the inside surface of the hoppers.
- Hopper grit blasted
- Masking prior to application
- Application of Belzona® 1812
- Hoppers lined with Belzona® 2111
Hoppers that handle abrasive solid material in the production of asphalt shingles.
Application was carried out using Know-How System Leaflet SHM-13. Belzona® 1812 applied to profile the hopper before overcoating with Belzona® 2111. Both mild steel hopper and Belzona® 1812 grit blasted before coating.
Hopper volume : 22.5 tons of material per hour 24 hours a day /7 days a week. Production shut down 40 days per year. Originaly the hopper had a life expectency of 1 month. Other solutions lasted 7 months. With the Belzona solution equipment now operates for a period of 18 to 24 months maintenance free. They even carry 1 or 2 hoppers in stock. Client approved the Belzona® 1812 as an inventory product and is used in other applications.