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VOL XXIII, NO 38

Belzona® Reclaims And Protects Sulfuric Acid Bund

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Sulfuric Acid Refinery, Wyoming U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

September 2008

 
 

Application Situation:

850 sq.ft. secondary containment area for 98% Sulfuric acid.

 
 

Problem:

Previous product used gave limited results. Extensive rebuilding of the concrete was needed to allow the containment area to drain to the center sump. This to be followed by an overall protective coating.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 4111 (Magma Quartz)
Belzona 4131 (Magma Screed)
Belzona 4311 (Magma CR-1)
 

Substrate:

Concrete

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-9 & 15. Concrete was rebuilt to create falls to central sump. All area then protected with Belzona 4311.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Replacement of the concrete containment area was not an option due to extensive downtime the company was not willing to allow. Belzona was nominated for its materials performance and prompt service from the technical Consultant. Lab tests showed Belzona 4311 OK after 2 weeks in acid whereas earlier used product did not survive 48 hours.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Overview of the acid containment area
  2. View of the damaged concrete
  3. View of area rebuilt and resurfaced
  4. Completed job after coating with Belzona 4311
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com