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VOL XVII, NO 52

Interior Coating Of Oil Storage Tank With Belzona

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Oil Company - Mexico

 
 

Application Date:

December 2003

 
 

Application Situation:

Interior coating of a 20,000-barrel crude oil storage tank.

 
 

Problem:

Corrosion protection of the interior of a crude oil storage tank.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 5811 (Immersion Grade)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

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

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The application of Belzona® 5811 was carried out using an airless spray system. As such, this large vessel was done at a fraction of the time when compared to conventional application methods. The selected Belzona coating system was chosen for its effectiveness against the anticipated corrosion from the acidic nature of the crude. In addition, it presented a cost-effective and enviromentally-friendly product to apply.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. The application of Belzona® 5811 was carried out using a single-pot airless system
  2. High quality control was part of this application as is evident by the DFT (dry fi lm thikness) readings that were taken
  3. View of the two coat system applied. Low voltage holiday detection was carried out to rule out any pinholes on the coating before putting the tank back into service
 
 
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