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VOL XV, NO 18

Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal) Saves A Plant Six Weeks Of Downtime

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Heat Exchangers (HEX)

 
 

Customer Location:

Oil and gas plant - Alberta, Canada

 
 

Application Date:

July 1998

 
 

Application Situation:

Flame plate heat exchanger

 
 

Problem:

Small pin holes had developed in the heat exchanger plates

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel alloy

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets HEX-5 and a modified version of TCC-5.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Four heat exchanger plates were rebuilt while the plant had a scheduled shut down. Replacement plates were the only alternative and would have taken six weeks before being delivered. Belzona® 1311 repaired the damage without welding and saved the plant six weeks downtime.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. 1/16 inch pin holes masked off in prepared surface area
  2. Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal) applied and force cured with heat lamps
  3. All four flame heat exchanger plates are ready for installation
 
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