Gavin Bowers, CEng

Operations Manager, Belzona Polymerics Ltd

Gavin Bowers started his professional career in ship maintenance, repair and conversion, where the effects of erosion and corrosion are severe and require managed attention to prevent premature failure. In 1999, he joined Belzona Polymerics in their technical department, becoming involved in product development, technical support, and fault analysis/rectification.

Bowers has also developed validated training courses that lead the field in defining new standards of competence for those in the coating and composite repair industries. A Chartered Engineer and NACE Coating Inspector, CIP Level 3, Bowers is currently the Operations Manager at Belzona Polymerics, overseeing coatings manufacture, dispatch and facilities management.

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Recent Articles by Gavin Bowers, CEng

Case Studies of a Novel Elastomer for Cavitation Resistance

Part 3 of this series examines the performance of a new elastomer coating technology in three field studies spanning two decades, shown in photos and inspection results.

30-Year Development of a Cavitation-Resistant Elastomer

In Part 1 of this series, we reviewed various coatings designed for cavitation resistance. Here we will review the testing and development of a next-generation coating for cavitation protection: a high-performance polyurethane.

The Science of Cavitation: Diagnosis & Resistance Methods

Understanding the complexities of cavitation in process equipment is challenging, as is identifying the problem once it has taken hold. A chartered engineer explains the cavitation process and common approaches to managing its effects.