Pumps that have already suffered heavy erosion or cavitations damage can realize efficiency increases as high as 35 percent through rebuilding and coating using various Belzona solutions
Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 6, 2007
Belzona Inc., a leader in erosion-corrosion technology for more than 50 years, provides a major advancement in fluid flow efficiency, combined with outstanding erosion-corrosion protection.
Energy losses due to the effects of viscous drag and surface roughness, accentuated by the effects of erosion and corrosion, are drastically reduced with the application of Belzona® 1341 (Supermetalglide). Independent testing performed at the National Engineering Laboratory* has proven that Belzona® 1341 (Supermetalglide) can increase the efficiency of new pumps by as much as six percent.
When the protective coating was applied to the interior volute and impeller of a 1,000 hp Worthington 16LN35 water pump housed at a water supply facility in Des Moines, Iowa, for example, it increased the wire-to-water efficiency of 7.2 percent. The unique hydrophobic nature of the Belzona® 1341 (Supermetalglide) system forced the water to simply roll off, while minimizing the effects of abrasion due to the product's encapsulated blend of lubricating and abrasion resistant filters.
"Pumps that have already suffered heavy erosion or cavitations damage can realize efficiency increases as high as 35 percent through rebuilding and coating using various Belzona solutions," said Ivan Ordaz, Belzona Technical Service Engineer.
Whether it is applied by brush, roller, or spray, Belzona® 1341 (Supermetalglide) is suitable for contact with potable water and is certified to ANSI/NSF Standard 61.
*Testing for Belzona Supermetalglide® was carried out under strict independent laboratory conditions utilizing the most up-to-date fluid flow test facilities of the National Engineering Laboratory (N.E.L.) who, as part of the United Kingdom's Department of Trade and Industry, represent the most comprehensive pump test facilities of their type available anywhere in the world.
For additional information about Belzona® 1341 (Supermetalglide) and the other products that Belzona Inc. carries, visit http://www.belzona.com.
About Belzona, Inc.
As the manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and repair composites since 1952, Belzona provides a wide variety of applications to rebuild, repair and maintain machinery, equipment and building structures. Belzona has made it their business to be an indispensable asset to customers by acknowledging the fact that top quality products are inadequate without a support mechanism to ensure they are used effectively. Recognizing this need, Belzona offers uncompromising support unmatched by anyone in the industry: A Global Distribution Network covering 120 countries, 24-hour Technical Support, and on-site Technical Consultants to provide guidance every step of the way.
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