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VOL XVII, NO 45

Belzona® Protection Inside And Out!

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Oil Company - Mexico

 
 

Application Date:

December 2003

 
 

Application Situation:

Portable Acid Tanks for Oil Well Injection.

 
 

Problem:

Internal corrosion due to contact with HCL (hydrochloric acid) 30-36% had caused severe corrosion on the walls, nozzles, fi ttings, etc. of the tanks. The exterior of the tanks had been damaged from atmospheric corrosion.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)

Belzona® 4311 (Magma CR-1)

Belzona® 4341 (Magma CR-4)

Belzona® 5111 (Ceramic Cladding)

Belzona® 6111 (Liquid Anode)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-5.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Failure of vinyl ester coating forced customer to bring the tanks out of operation every 4-6 months. The Belzona solution allowed for the rebuilding of the damaged areas with Belzona® 1111. Depending on the operation temperatures of the tanks, either Belzona® 4311 or Belzona® 4341 was used as the coating material. Belzona® 6111/5111 was used on the exterior of the tanks.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Extent of the corrosion due to the effects of the hydrochloric acid coupled with hydrocarbons and heat.
  2. Nozzles coated with Belzona® 4311 or Belzona® 4341, depending on operating temperatures.
  3. Pinhole detection being carried out over the Belzona coating system.
  4. Exterior view of the tank coated on the outside with Belzona® 6111/Belzona® 5111.
 
 
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