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VOL XXVII, NO 38, ELITE

Belzona® Protects Gas Separator From Pitting Corrosion

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Natural Gas Plant, South West China

 
 

Application Date:

July, 2009

 
 

Application Situation:

Feed gas liquid separator

 
 

Problem:

Severe pitting corrosion in the internal wall of the vessel due to presence of sour gas.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)

Belzona 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets TCC-5. Areas of severe corrosion and pitting were identified and repaired using Belzona 1111 and then coated with Belzona 1321.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

By using the Belzona solution, the corroded areas of the separator were repaired and protected from further corrosion. The vessel has been operated with H2S present for a further 6 years without defects being found.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Internal wall of the vessel before application
  2. Pitting corrosion in the wall
  3. Completed application
  4. Inspection after 6 years
 
 
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