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VOL XXX, NO 77

Belzona® Proves To Be The Right Choice For Flange Protection

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Texas, USA

 
 

Application Date:

December 2014

 
 

Application Situation:

Flange on an offshore platform.

 
 

Problem:

Corrosion around the flanges and bolts resulted in serious damage. The customer was looking for a practical and efficient solution to this problem. Several manufacturers were considered for the task including Belzona. Application was to be completed in situ and inspected after 6 months.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 3411 (Encapsulating Membrane)

Belzona 8411

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

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

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The customer chose Belzona since a competitor's solution 'oozed' out some sort of embedded corrosion inhibitor that looked like leaking oil. After a 6 month trial inspection, the Belzona coating was removed and the underlying flange was visually evaluated. The Customer was pleased with the results and decided to install the Belzona 3411 system on other facilities.  

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. After surface preparation, Belzona 8411 was applied to the flange
  2. Substrate ready for application with bolt covers and bridging tape
  3. Application of base coat of Belzona 3411
  4. Application completed with second coat of Belzona 3411
 
 
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