- Industry Power
- Problem Leak repairs
- Country United States
- Products Used CeramAlloy CL+AC, DurAlloy, and DuraWrap
- Status Completed
This 24 inch diameter intake pipe, located at a U.S. Power Plant, was leaking above the ground just below the disc valve.
The plant’s maintenance engineers needed a proven, reliable and economical solution to this problem. The local ENECON Distributor was called in to develop a solution. First the exterior surface of the pipe was ‘bristle blasted’ to promote maximum adhesion by removing all existing failed coatings and corrosion.
Once the preparation was completed, a 12 x 12 x 1/8 inch thick curved steel plate was prepared and ‘cold welded’ over the holed area of the pipe using ENECON’s DurAlloy.