“Ver in die ou Kalahari” is a mining village called Lime Acres.

Lime Acres is a small town that was established in 1964 and accommodates 6000 residents. The area is rich with lime stone deposits; in 1954 the first kilns now known as PPC Lime Acres came into operation. Lime Acres is situated between Postmasburg and Kimberley.

PPC Lime Acres became a client of AESSEAL Kuruman in 2011, when Arno Nieuwenhuis started the AESSEAL Kuruman branch. AESSEAL Kuruman supplied PPC with Labtecta’s, packing and Belzona.

Impactor Hammermill at PPC Lime Acres shaft got damaged where the taper bearing is fixed to the shaft, the Kuruman team provided the solution for the temporary repair of the shaft using Belzona 1111 and following the IFU. This repair enabled the shaft to run for another 3.5 years, after which another repair was done recently, using the same method. This shaft is currently still in operation.

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Shaft was prepared as per IFU


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Shaft was preheated due to ambient temperature below 5℃


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A former was made to follow the contour of the taper bearing using Belzona 1111 Super Metal


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Finished repair and allow curing as per IFU.


Grout of drive motor base of Kiln nr 6

Belzona 4181 was used (40 units)

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Preparations: Motor and base being removed from the Peer that drives the Kiln and houses the support rollers.


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Holes drilled with core drill to accommodate new Anker bolts.


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Frame made for the Belzona 4181 to be kept in place. Anker bolts has been grouted in position with Belzona 4111.


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TX Conditioner applied as per IFU.


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Belzona 4181 has been mixed as per IFU and has been placed in former and tamped in place.


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Base is in place and outsides been finished off and once fully cured as per IFU (20 0 C) hold down bolts will be tightened.

Thank you for reading, with warm regards from the Kalahari.
Arno Nieuwenhuis