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VOL XXX, NO 111

Hotel Hot Water Tank Rescue With Belzona

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Oklahoma, USA

 
 

Application Date:

October 2013

 
 

Application Situation:

Potable hot water tank at a large hotel.

 
 

Problem:

The hot water tank had been built into the mechanical room in a way that it was impossible to remove and replace it without resituating the whole set up of the room. It had sufficient damage on the interior due to corrosion and buildup of minerals and sediment over the years.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)

Belzona 5891 (HT Immersion Grade)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-5. The substrate was first cleaned of loose debris with a chipping hammer then sandblasted to near white metal SSPC-10. It was tested for chlorides. All pitting and weld seams were filled with Belzona 1111, which accounted for about 90% of the substrate surface. Then it was coated with a dual coat system of Belzona 5891.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Being able to rebuild and coat this in place saved the customer a substantial amount of money due to the fact that it was not easily accessible and the mechanical room would have to be reorganized to be able to remove it and replace it.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Hot water tank in the back corner of the mechanical room
  2. Interior of the tank showing the corrosion and buildup of sediment
  3. Interior repaired and ready for coating
  4. Tank repaired and coated, looking like new!
 
 
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