PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE OF SLUDGE PUMP IMPELLER USING MCOR 2555
Prone to wear, this impeller (shown below, blue), at the Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Plant located in Chembur, Mumbai, needed serious coating protection to avoid the inevitable deterioration and cavitation that occurs when this type of impeller is left unprotected. Mech-Chem Engineers, a licensed and exclusive distributor of MCOR products in India, was contacted for a solution that would protect the impeller and extend its usability.
Solutions that Work
Mech-Chem Engineers suggested the use of MCOR 2555 | mPlait X. The MCOR mPlait X serves as the most durable ceramic epoxy, coating in the MCOR 2000 Series of advanced ceramic coatings, for high abrasion areas of internal pump and flow components.
Products that Out-Perform
MCOR 2555 | mPlait X is a two-component medium-to-high build ceramic epoxy coating and liner. Ceramics are proven technologies that combat the effects of wear and abrasion. Combined with advanced curing agents, the cured ceramic material provides incredible resistance to chemical attack. The mPlait X serves as the most durable ceramic epoxy coating, in the 2000 Series of advanced ceramic coatings, for high abrasion areas of internal pump and flow components.
No Nonsense Applications
To begin, the surface of the impeller was blasted with a copper slag to achieve a clean surface. MCOR 2555 comes in two containers (base and cure) as a unit which was then combined and mixed until it became uniform in color and viscosity with no visible streaks or lumps. The first coat of the product was applied (light grey) and allowed to cure. The following day, the second coat (dark grey) was applied. After two days, the impeller was then put to use at the plant site.
A Final Look
Using preventative measures to avoid deterioration before it occurs is one of the most cost effective methods of preserving valuable mechanical components. Mech-Chem Engineers was able to provide a solution to Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Plant for extending the life for their equipment. Using MCOR products will preserve the integrity of this impeller and keep it from wearing and needing to be replaced.
Impeller after final coat of MCOR 2555
PROJECT: Sludge Pump Impeller OWNER: Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers, LTD DATE: February, 2017 PRODUCTS: MCOR 2555 | mPlait X