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VOL XXIII, NO 52

Belzona® Gives Second Life To Polymer Concrete Tank

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Power Plant, Russia

 
 

Application Date:

August, 2004

 
 

Application Situation:

Polymer concrete tanks reinforced with fiberglass containing 22% sulfuric acid at 60°C in water treatment shop.

 
 

Problem:

Incorrect maintenance caused cracks to develop in several tanks and leakages of acid onto the floor. Every tank costs more than 15000 USD. Two of the tanks lost their integrity as both had large parts of wall broken off and were ready to be condemned.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 4111 (Magma Quartz)
Belzona® 4341 (Magma CR4)
 

Substrate:

Polymer concrete

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets TCC-7 & -9.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

On the completion of the repairs the tank was tested under load and did not show any traces of leakage. After 3 year operation tank is in excellent condition. Total job took two weeks and customers spent 6000 USD on it.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Fatal damage to the tank
  2. Another tank is destroyed
  3. Belzona® 4111 after application
  4. Belzona® 4341 after application
 
 
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