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VOL XVII, NO 24

Belzona® Protects Open Drains Tank

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

North Sea gas producer

 
 

Application Date:

2003

 
 

Application Situation:

The open drains tank located below the platform handles the waste chemicals used in the platforms processes. Due to the location it would require extensive lifting facilities and mechanical work to replace.

 
 

Problem:

Due to the location of the tank it is subjected to a salt environment which accelerates corrosion externally as well as internal corrosion from the process chemicals.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1521

Belzona® 1111

Belzona® 9341

Belzona® 5811

Belzona® 6111

Belzona® 5111

 

Substrate:

Mild Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The tank base was grit blasted and plates were secured in position using Belzona® 1111 and held in place using chocks.Once the Belzona® 1111 had been allowed to cure,Belzona® 5811 was injected into the gap between the plate and the tank base. In addition all of the tank nozzles were wrapped using Belzona® 1111 / 9341 along with all of the tank base weld seams from the tank side/base joint. Following this the new tank base and sides were coated with Belzona® 6111 / 5111 for future corrosion protection.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The Belzona solution offered the customer a rapid turnaround as well a a cost saving in excess of $200,000.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Front view showing Belzona product
  2. Side view
  3. Sealing of tank base seams using Belzona® 1111
 
 
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