Composites and Coatings for the Mining and Quarrying Industry
Belzona's wide range of metal and rubber repair composites and durable protective coatings and linings have been used in the mining industry for decades. Our materials are specifically designed to provide outstanding erosion, corrosion and abrasion protection as well as chemical resistance for equipment operating in very aggressive environments. Belzona offers cost effective solutions which reduce downtime and labour costs whilst eliminating the need for equipment replacement.
Solids handling equipment restoration and protection
Solids handling equipment including screw conveyors, conveyor belts and drive rollers, which are exposed to heavy wear due to the nature of the processed materials, can be repaired and protected using a wide range of metal and rubber repair materials.
Ceramic reinforced epoxy repair composites such as Belzona 1811 (Ceramic Carbide) are designed to rebuild damaged screw conveyors and provide long-term abrasion resistance for many years. Belzona rubber repair materials such a Belzona 2111 (D&A Hi-Build Elastomer) and Belzona 2311 (SR Elastomer) can be used for flexible repairs, including worn conveyor belts and heavy duty tyres, without the need for disassembly. Additionally, by incorporating slip reduction systems, our solutions eliminate belt slippage and protect drive rollers from abrasion and corrosion.
Abrasion damage repair and protection
Belzona's ceramic reinforced epoxy materials such as Belzona 1812 (Ceramic Carbide FP) are designed to significantly reduce the effects of abrasion by providing a sacrificial lining, offering huge savings and reducing inconvenience. Belzona abrasion resistant linings can be used to repair and protect pipe elbows, chutes and hoppers, stopping any further corrosion from taking place.
Where impact protection is required, materials from Belzona's 2000 Series can be used to provide a sacrificial lining to protect against impact damages. These materials are tough, flexible, easy to apply and fast curing, allowing a quick turnaround when compared with replacement.
Fluid and gas handling equipment repair and protection
Severely damaged pumps in the mining industry including liquid vacuum and centrifugal pumps can be restored to their original profile and protected against the effects of erosion, corrosion, chemical attack and deterioration using Belzona's range of epoxy repair materials and coatings. Cold curing materials such as Belzona 1221 (Super E-Metal) can be used to repair pump cracks and holes in-situ, while providing outstanding chemical resistance.
Our range of coatings such as Belzona 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal) provides long-term erosion and corrosion resistance and Belzona 1341 (Supermetalglide) is proven to increase pump efficiency up to 7% on new equipment and up to 20% on refurbished equipment.
Mechanical equipment repair
Mechanical equipment such as shafts and engines suffering from bearing vibration, wear and lubrication loss can be repaired using cold repair materials as Belzona 1391 (Ceramic HT) and Belzona 1131 (Bearing Metal), which will reduce friction at start up by trapping and holding lubricating oil. Bearing failure can be quickly repaired with fast cure materials such as Belzona 1221 (Super E-Metal), which is specifically designed for emergency repairs, reducing downtime.
Protection from chemical attack
Belzona epoxy repair composites and coatings provide outstanding chemical resistance against a wide variety of harsh chemicals for equipment including chemical storage tanks and CIL (Carbon In Leach) tanks. For instance, coatings such as Belzona 4311 (Magma CR1) are ideally suited to protect secondary containment areas from chemicals including acids and alkalis and Belzona 5811 (Immersion Grade) is excellent for protection of equipment operating under continuous immersion.
Belzona's materials provide a cost effective solution to maintenance problems by minimising downtime, labour and equipment replacement costs, whilst at the same time, optimising the efficiency and reliability of facility assets. Belzona can provide solutions for the repair and protection of your facility including:
- Liquid-applied, flexible roof membrane for weatherproofing buildings, structures and insulation
- Concrete and stonework repair and protection systems
- Environmental barrier polymers to protect against and reduce environmental impact
- Safety surfacing polymers for the prevention of slips and to provide positive grip