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VOL XIII, NO 40

Belzona® 1391 Protects Catalytic Cracker

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Oil Refinery, U.K.

 
 

Application Date:

1996

 
 

Application Situation:

The light ends tower within the Catalytic Cracker.

 
 

Problem:

Extensive erosion-corrosion on the shell wall caused by the hot hydrocarbon mixture.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)

Belzona® 1391

 

Substrate:

Carbon steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona System Leaflet TCC-5.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Metal loss, if allowed to continue, would have led to the structural integrity of the wall being compromised. Repair or replacement would have led to a major shutdown of the refinery with its major associated loss of revenues. The Belzona products lent themselves to application within the confines of the tower and allowed its return to service with minimal downtime.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. General view of the application site   
  2. Application of Belzona® 1391 underway  
  3. View through the manway showing confined working conditions  
  4. Application completed with hatch covers also coated with Belzona® 1391
 
 
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