CASE STUDY

PUMP VOLUTE REPAIR AND COAT

Damaged, cracked and eroded pump volute repaired using Belzona 1111 and coated with Belzona 1321

Industry: Water & Wastewater
Application: Pump Volute Repair
Products: Belzona 1111 (Super Metal), Belzona 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)
Customer Location: : Australia
Application Date: May 2021

PROBLEM

An engineering company faced the challenge of repairing a damaged, cracked, and eroded pump volute. Despite their best efforts, they were unable to obtain the appropriate material for welding, leaving the customer with the prospect of replacing the entire unit.

The replacement cost was very high and would’ve resulted in a long lead time required for ordering a replacement pump from overseas. Fortunately, Belzona emerged as a highly cost-effective and time-saving alternative solution.

Pump volute damaged from erosion with a cracked housing
Pump Volute damaged from erosion and cracked housing
Repaired and coated pump volute
Pump volute repair/coating complete and external paint for an “as new” finish

APPLICATION

The volute was cleaned, abrasive blasted to a S.A 2.5 (75 micron) standard, repaired and rebuilt using Belzona paste grade product followed but a protective coating to ensure no damage would be experienced during future operation thus extending the life of the pump once back in service.
Eroded and cracked pump volute
Eroded and cracked area
Surface preparation carried out using abrasive blasting.
Pump volute rebuilt using Belzona 1111 and coated with Belzona 1321

OUTCOME

Given the only option was replacement at a high cost, Belzona was the logical solution resulting in substantial cost savings and a quick turnaround for the customer.

Products

Belzona’s wide range of epoxy-based metal repair composites and high temperature coatings and linings has been used in the water and wastewater industry since the late 1970s.

Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)
A 2-part repair composite for metal repair and resurfacing based on solvent-free epoxy resin reinforced with silicon steel alloy. This repair material will not corrode and resists a wide range of chemicals. It is easy to mix and apply without the need of specialist tools and can be machined using conventional tools.

Belzona 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)
A 2-part ceramic filled epoxy coating designed to provide erosion and corrosion resistance of metal surfaces. This solvent-free epoxy coating has outstanding chemical resistance and will bond to almost any rigid surface. Due to its high compressive strength it can be also used to create a perfect shim. This material is easy to mix and apply without the need for specialist tools and it cures at room temperature eliminating the need for hot work.

About Rezitech

Established in 1968, Rezitech is the sole Australian Distributor for Belzona. Rezitech offers a comprehensive range of industrial protective coatings and epoxy metal repair composites to many different industries including: oil and gas, mining, power, water and waste water, pulp and paper, marine, manufacturing among others.

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To provide industry with easier maintenance solutions that provide cost effective, efficient and long lasting results for our valued clients. To provide an integrated industry service by striving for Rezitech being a truly complete solutions provider!

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