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VOL XXIX, NO 85

Belzona® Maintains Corroded Sprinkler Tank By Plate Bonding

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

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

 
 

Problem:

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.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1161 (Super UW Metal)

Belzona 5831 (ST Barrier)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

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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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com