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VOL XXVIII, NO 198

Belzona® 3411 Solves Corrosion Issue For A Chemical Plant

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Chemical Plant, South Louisiana, USA

 
 

Application Date:

June 2014

 
 

Application Situation:

52" flange on vessel

 
 

Problem:

Customer has 52" flange on vessel that needs corrosion protection. Other vessels in unit have hefty fiberglass coverings that are difficult to remove and expensive to apply.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 3411 (Flange Encapsulating Membrane)

Belzona 8411 (Conditioner)

Belzona 9311 (Reinforcement sheet)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet GSS-11.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Customer saved several thousand dollars over previous FRP system with easier installation and now can inspect, or if vessel has to be opened, can use a box knife instead of a heat gun or grit blast equipment! Customer had seen Belzona 3411 advertised in Distributor Newsletter and thought it was worth trying this application. The unit was inspected 90 days after the install and it looked as good as it did on day 1.

 
 

Photographs Description

1. 52" Flange prepared for application, grit blasted 

2. First coat of Belzona 3411  

3. Second coat of Belzona 3411 

4. Final sideview of flange

 
 
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