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Belzona® Saves Refinery Millions



Oil & Gas (OILG)



Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)


Customer Location:

Oil Refinery - Tuscaloosa, AL USA


Application Date:

February 2008


Application Situation:

Amine regeneration tower operating above 250°F in an environment containing hydrogen sulfide and diglycolamine.



Corrosive process fluids and elevated temperatures create an extremely aggressive corrosion rate. If corrosion was not addressed, this vessel would have gone under its minimum wall thickness and forced a shutdown.



Belzona® 1511 (Super HT-Metal)

Belzona® 1591 (Ceramic XHT)



Carbon Steel


Application Method:

Belzona® 1511 and Belzona® 1591 were applied in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-5.


Belzona Facts:

Possible repairs included a Belzona solution or clad welding the affected area. The Belzona solution required less than $40,000 of product and labor and was completed in thee days. The clad welding would have required $100,000 of product and labor and more importantly 10 days. Because daily lost production costs were $9,000,000, the Belzona solution saved the refinery over $63,000,000!


Photographs Description

  1. Abrasive blasted area 
  2. Repaired area with Belzona® 1511 
  3. Application of Belzona® 1591 
  4. Finished application after pinhole testing
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