Ceramic Pump Wheel Refurbishment
Client: Agricultural Company
Scope: Ceramic Pump Wheel Refurbishment
Date: June 2016
Products: RP 500
The rotating pump wheel used as part of a larger sprinkler system for feeding crops was suffering from corrosion and erosion damage, causing the efficiency of the system to drop.
To operate safely and efficiently, the pump required to be refurbished.
The chosen coating solution had to effectively withstand a highly abrasive, fluid-flow environment and provide long term protection from corrosion and erosion damage.
The surface was prepared using grit blasting to achieve a surface profile of 75μm.
Three coats of solvent-free ceramic coating RP 500 were then applied.
The machinable qualities of RP 500 ensured this coating system was able to achieve the desired thickness/protection and remove the requirement for a new synthetic wear ring on the pump.
The pump wheel returned to full operation with improved efficiency due to the protection provided by the new ceramic coating system.
• Excellent abrasion and erosion resistance
• Suitable for repair work on all types of fluid-flow equipment
• Easy to apply / Machinable ceramic coating
• No recoating limitations
• Provides long-term corrosion protection