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VOL X, NO 19

Belzona® Tube Sheet And End Cover Repair

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Heat Exchangers (HEX)

 
 

Customer Location:

Refinery in Alabama

 
 

Application Date:

January 1996

 
 

Application Situation:

Tube bundle and water box

 
 

Problem:

The tube bundle and end cover of a heat exchanger at a local refinery was badly eroded.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)

Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How Leaflets HEX-1, HEX-2 and HEX-3.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

All faces of the tube sheets were rebuilt using teflon and a steel plate as a former. The use of Belzona saved a replacement cost of approximately $24,000.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Eroded tube bundle prior to the repair  
  2. Repaired tube sheet  
  3. End cover rebuilt
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com