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VOL XXIX, NO 107

Belzona® Keeps Natural Gas Line Going

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Texas, USA

 
 

Application Date:

May 2013

 
 

Application Situation:

Pipe near the flange area.

 
 

Problem:

Upon customer inspection they found the pipe near the flange area becoming thin-wall and they also had concerns about corrosion on the flange. This is the natural gas line to the plant and they could not go down for the repair without the plant going down also.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 5811 (Immersion Grade)

Belzona 4151 (Magma-Quartz Resin)

Belzona 5111 (Ceramic Cladding)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Unit was blasted using sponge media for non-spark preparation. Belzona 5811 was then applied to protect against CUI, then a resin wrap was applied to give strength back to the line. A top coat of Belzona 5111 was applied for further protection.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Alternative methods of repair meant the customer would have to take the line down, which would have resulted in downtime that the customer could not afford.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. After blasting to prep.
  2. Belzona 5811 applied to protect.
  3. Resin wrap applied.
  4. Top coat for protection.
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com