KHIA headerKnow-How in Action

VOL XIV, NO 18

Belzona® Repairs Leaks In Tank Welds

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Petrochemical Plant in Brazil

 
 

Application Date:

October 2000

 
 

Application Situation:

Caprolactama tank operating at 90°C.

 
 

Problem:

There were leaks at several weld points.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)

Belzona® 4341

 

Substrate:

Stainless steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflets TCC-1 and -3.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The company only has one tank like this operating at 90°C, Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal) was applied initially as a sacraficial barrier to give Belzona® 4341 time to cure. The application was accomplished in one day. The alternative was 7 to 8 days of downtime.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Weld seam prior to application
  2. A completed patch
  3. Another completed patch with two more suspect areas circled above it
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com