Metalock® Repair is the high-tech, cold repair to iron and steel castings that are cracked and/or broken.
This procedure originated in the 1930s in the Texan oil fields with the objective of avoiding the fire hazard of using welding techniques.
The Metalock® repair involves a critical analysis of the damaged material to identify the cause of the damage.
1 – Draft and establish measurements of the repair.
2 – Open apertures for the reinforcements.
3 – Adjust the reinforcements in the apertures.
4 – Fasten the reinforcements.
5 – Peen the reinforcements.
6 – Necessary finishing (Machining, grinding, painting)
Advantages of the process :
1 – No introduction of new stresses in the base material.
2 – Restores mechanical ridgidity to the equipment.
3 – Can be done on site, reducing down time.
4 – Maintains surface alignment.