Industrial Coatings Company Offers New Formulation to Drastically Reduce Downtime

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Belzona Inc., a leading provider of coatings and repair composites, is making significant improvements to one of their popular ceramic coatings.

Belzona Inc. is proud to announce some significant changes they have made to an existing ceramic coatings product to reduce downtime and help their customers to cut costs. As a leading provider of coating sealants and industrial coatings, Belzona is always looking for new ways to enhance customer satisfaction with their products.

Belzona made improvements to one of their popular ceramic coatings, the Belzona®1391 (Ceramic HT Metal), which has been available since 1993 as one product. There are now two different Belzona® 1391 industrial coatings available for sprayable or trowelable applications: versions S and T. Belzona® 1391S is sprayable to cover more area in less time, a key advantage for large scale applications. Conversely, Belzona® 1391T is non-sprayable, as it contains higher levels of abrasion resistant fillers, making it an ideal solution in aggressive high wear environments. Unlike the original Belzona® 1391 (Ceramic HT), both of these industruial coatings can be high-voltage holiday tested to ensure desired thickness. Most importantly, these new versions now have a generous over coating window, which is the greatest factor in time reduction.

"This system allows for rapid applications by eliminating the need to abrasive-blast between coats, possibly eliminating days from the length of application," said Ivan Ordaz, Technical Service Engineer for Belzona, Inc. "With Belzona® 1391 S and T, there is no need to wait for the first coat to cure sufficiently in order to tolerate abrasive blasting. Now, one only needs to wait long enough for the first coat to become dimensionally stable before applying the second coat - a feature made possible from eliminating the amine bloom with the new formulation."

Belzona® 1391 S and T have been traditionally used in the oil and gas industry against erosion-corrosion damage. They can be used as repair composites for separator vessels, high temperature vessels and other equipment that operates in contact with water and other aqueous solutions at high temperatures. This is a major problem faced by design and maintenance engineers. While other protective coatings may seem successful at moderate temperatures, they fail when temperatures rise as migration readily occurs above 90°C (194°F) through the coating, which results in blistering and premature breakdown.

Other conventional solutions which offer improved migration properties include barrier coatings such as glass flake, but this option sacrifices cavitation and abrasion resistance, is susceptible to impact damage, decreases ease of use, and often posses significant health and safety risks during application. Belzona® 1391 S and T do not share these drawbacks because they combine a unique blend of inorganic erosion-corrosion resistant reinforcing agents with densely cross-linked heat resistant polymers. The result is longevity and performance unlike any alternative while radically reducing downtime.

For more information about these industrial coatings and their other fine products, go to 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 solutions to rebuild, repair and maintain machinery, equipment and building structures. Belzona's local on-site technical consultants analyze the situation, recommend the solution, and supervise the application. With their global distribution network covering more than 120 countries and 24-hour technical support, Belzona is established in the forefront of industry by serving such markets as oil and gas, power, marine and water/wastewater.

Contact:
Ray Rodriguez
rarodriguez @ belzona.com
(305) 594-4994
Belzona Inc.
2000 N.W. 88th Court
Miami FL. 33172
http://www.belzona.com

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