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VOL XIII, NO 29

Belzona® Refurbishment Of Flash Vessels Using Injection Techniques

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Nickel-Cobalt Refinery, Western Australia

 
 

Application Date:

1999

 
 

Application Situation:

Carbon steel flash vessels operating at 250°C and 20 bar pressure.

 
 

Problem:

Vessel has a titanium insert in domed base and is also refractory brick lined. A void 1-20mm beneath insert allowed it to crack at start-up.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1391

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel and Titanium

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona System Leaflet GSS-9.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Alternative to these Belzona applications was replacement with new Titanium vessels at a cost of nearly $1 million. Belzona solution less than 1/10th the cost and completed to tight deadlines.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. General View of two flash vessels on Train 2  
  2. Work underway from inside  
  3. Injection holes being drilled & tapped prior to injection from outside vessel
 
 
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