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Belzona® Maintains Corroded Sprinkler Tank By Plate Bonding



General Industry (GIND)



Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)


Customer Location:

Industrial Foam Manufacturer, Northamptonshire UK


Application Date:

December 2013


Application Situation:

6m diameter x 6m high circular steel tank supplying water  for the fire sprinkler system in a large foam manufacturing plant



Over several years the tank had become badly corroded around approx. 50% of the circumference at the water line causing it to split open in some areas allowing water to flow out.



Belzona 1161 (Super UW Metal)

Belzona 5831 (ST Barrier)





Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know How System Leaflets TCC-1 and TCC-5. Doubler plates were bonded in place with Belzona 1161 before applying Belzona 5831 for overall corrosion protection.


Belzona Facts:

For fire safety reasons the tank needed to be constantly on line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so replacing it with a new tank was not an option due to time and budget. Belzona repair completed with tank on-line.


Photographs Description

1. Large sprinkler tank with corrosion at water line 2. Surface being prepared with MBX Bristle Blaster 3. 400mm long x 300mm high steel plates being installed using Belzona 1161 4. Installation complete around tank circumference and coated with Belzona 5831

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