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VOL XXII, NO 156, ELITE

Competitor Failure Brings Belzona® Back

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Power Plant, Birmingham, Alabama U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

2001

 
 

Application Situation:

Sulfuric acid containment area. Failed coating allowed chemical leakage into the environment.

 
 

Problem:

Competitor coating failed within two years. Belzona was asked to coat the concrete since Belzona® 4311 had been on the sulfuric acid tank itself for almost 12 years.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 4311 (Magma CR-1)

Belzona® 4111 (Magma Quartz)

Belzona® 5811 (Immersion Grade)

 

Substrate:

concrete

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets TCC-9 and TCC-15. Damaged concrete was repaired with Belzona® 4111. Coated the acid side of the containment area with Belzona® 4311 and the caustic side with Belzona® 5811.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona® 4311 was applied to the acid tank in 1988 and 12 years later was still perfect other than a little staining. The client had used a cheap coating in containment area first and after it failed decided to spend a little more money to make it last a long time. 8 years later and minor repairs are all that are needed on the Belzona.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. The acid and caustic containment area
  2. Concrete damage
  3. Coated containment area
  4. Belzona® 4311 on the acid tank after 12 years
 
 
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