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VOL XV, NO 16, ELITE

A Cost Effective Solution To Severe Pitting - 11 Years Later: Perfect

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Heat Exchangers (HEX)

 
 

Customer Location:

Gas plant - Alberta, Canada

 
 

Application Date:

May 1990

 
 

Application Situation:

Amine reboiler heat exchanger

 
 

Problem:

Severe pitting at froth line top and side walls.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)

Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Carbon steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet HEX-3.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The Belzona System was more cost effective than the alternative of a metalizing spray weld repair. The repair has held up and the heat exchanger is still in operation, 11 years later.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Amine Reboiler
  2. Grit blasted, surface checked for impurities and salts
  3. Application of Belzona® 1311 and Belzona® 1321 completed
  4. Inspected one year later. Scaling of chemicals used in the process, when scraped off, revealed Belzona application was still in excellent condition.
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com