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VOL XXVIII, NO 222

Belzona® Repairs A Tank Roof And Saves The Plant From Shutdown

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

South Louisiana, USA

 
 

Application Date:

June 2014

 
 

Application Situation:

Holes and corrosion on top of sulfuric acid tank and separated top of tank.

 
 

Problem:

Vapors were escaping from the tank due to tank top separating. Vapors were also thinning metal in about a 60 sq. ft. area. Customer had welded plates over holes but needed a coating with resistance to sulfuric acid vapors.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1161 (Super UW-Metal)

Belzona 9341 (Reinforcement Tape)

Belzona 4301 (Magma CR Hi-Build)

 

Substrate:

Carbon steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets TCC-1 & TCC-5.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Customer was going to have to cut out a 60 sq. ft. of the tank top which would require plant shutdown due to hot work. Estimated savings by using Belzona products and installation was $80,000.00. this was just the repair cost. Plant shutdown was totally out of conversation. Belzona HAD to work!...and it did!

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Separation of top from tank
  2. After coating with Belzona 1161 and Belzona 4301
  3. Sealing of holes and cracks
  4. Tank top sealed with Belzona products
 
 
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