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VOL XVII, NO 23

Belzona® Protects Heated Oil Storage Tanks

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

International Oil Company - Chad

 
 

Application Date:

2003

 
 

Application Situation:

A new oil processing complex was under construction and included a series of heated oil storage tanks of varying sizes which required internal lining.

 
 

Problem:

Due to the presence of small amounts of water in the oil, which ultimately separates to the base of the tank, the bottom of the tank and 1.5 metres up the sidewall were protected from future corrosion.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1521

(Belzona® 1522 could have been used had plural spray equipment been available)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-5 using heated airless spray.This was carried out after training of the on-site contractor had been completed.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona® 1521 was chosen for its performance in constant hot water/hydrocarbon immersion and its application by spray was considered ideal for application to the large areas involved.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. General view of the complex.
  2. Heated airless spray equipment in operation.
  3. Application of Belzona® 1521 underway.
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com