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VOL XXIII, NO 58

Belzona® Saves Millions In Downtime

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Plastics Plant, Louisiana U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

May 2008

 
 

Application Situation:

Water holding tank in  the caustic/chlorine processing unit

 
 

Problem:

The vessel had been in service for over 20 years. It was suffering from severe corrosion and began to "rust through" in several places, causing the customer to become wary of complete failure.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1121 (Super-XL Metal)
 

Substrate:

Carbon steel

 
 

Application Method:

This application was performed in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-1.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

This vessel is a vital part of the plant and a complete failure would cause the entire unit to be shut down. The customer was producing $5,000,000 in sales per week at that time and could not afford a failure. Belzona repair was completed in 1 day at a cost of around $10,000, Belzona enabled the unit to stay in service until the January 2009 turnaround, when tank could be replaced.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. View of tank from bottom to top
  2. Steel patch bolted onto tank with layer of Belzona
  3. Another view of the steel patch
  4. View of additional steel patch at foot of the vessel
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com