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VOL XXIX, NO 111

Belzona® Repairs A Corroded Storage Tank

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Oil storage and transportation company. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 
 

Application Date:

November 2011

 
 

Application Situation:

Presence of corrosion in tank containing oil and sea water.

 
 

Problem:

Exposure to oil and sea water at a maximum temperature of 75°C caused corrosion pitting and loss of wall thickness.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)

 

Substrate:

Mild Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-1 as a guide. The surface was abrasive blasted and then Belzona 1111 was applied to repair the damaged areas.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Conventional welding was not a suitable option due to the unsafe conditions to the facilities and people. The Belzona technology allowed a cold repair solution, without deformation or thermal distortions and with no operational hazards. Belzona 1111 is corrosion restant and provides exellent protection to the surface it is applied to.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. General view of the tank TQ-1010.
  2. Top view of the tank.
  3. Presence of corrosion.
  4. Tank wall area during Belzona 1111 application.
 
 
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