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VOL XXII, NO 163, ELITE

Very Old Belzona® Tube Sheet Repair

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Heat Exchangers (HEX)

 
 

Customer Location:

Petrochemical Plant, Plaquemine, Louisiana U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

January 1973

 
 

Application Situation:

This carrier condenser was coated in order to prolong the life of the unit.

 
 

Problem:

The tube sheet was suffering from bi-metallic corrosion and was in need of protection.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Super-Metal)

Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Carbon steel sheet, Copper tubing

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet HEX-1.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

This application occurred in 1973, which makes this a successful repair that is 35 years old. Replacement costs for a new unit is approximately $350,000, and a Belzona repair today would cost the customer about $25,000. For this one low cost, the customer saved replacement costs and downtime for many years. This particular unit is set for retirement in a January 2009 turnaround.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Rear of Condenser
  2. Close up of sheet
  3. Front of Condenser
  4. Close up of sheet
 
 
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