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VOL XVII, NO 42

Belzona® Protects Crude Oil Storage Tank

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Tank Farm - Mexico

 
 

Application Date:

August 2001

 
 

Application Situation:

Exterior coating of 1000-barrel crude oil storage tank.

 
 

Problem:

Due to the tank farm’s proximity to the coast, a host of components, including abrasion from the sand, salt air, contamination from residual sour gas and other chemical components, contributed to the accelerated erosion/corrosion of the exterior of the storage tank.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 6111 (Liquid Anode)

Belzona® 5111 (Ceramic Cladding)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-5.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The Belzona coating system allowed for the protection of the tank, thereby providing the needed abrasion and chemical resistance.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Overall condition of the tank before the application of the Belzona coating system.
  2. Grit blasting taking place.
  3. Application of Belzona® 6111 using spray equipment.
  4. View of the tank once the Belzona coating system had been applied.
 
 
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