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VOL XXIX, NO 89

Belzona® Forms 24" Flat Face Flange

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Oil Major, North Sea, UK

 
 

Application Date:

November 2014

 
 

Application Situation:

Deck water seal of inert gas generator system on an FPSO. Seal handles sea water at ambient temperatures.

 
 

Problem:

Existing coating had failed leading to corrosion of the vessel internals and severe loss of metal on the adjacent flanges. This 24 inch flange was for the Perspex sight port.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)

 

Substrate:

Carbon steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet VPF-13. An aluminium former was fabricated. This was accurately positioned using shims to allow accurate reconstruction of the flange face with Belzona 1111 to be completed.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Client was unable to use hot work and had restricted time. Application was carried out over a weekend and the entire solution, from first notification, including former fabrication, was completed in less than a week. A number of other flanges were reformed using the Belzona re-usable formers. The vessel was returned to service with minimum disruption to the production cycle.

 
 

Photographs Description

1. The damaged flange face. Note damage to internal lining 2. Aluminium former in place 3.Former removed showing reformed flange face with Belzona 1111 4. flange re-assembled with Perspex window in place

 
 
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