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VOL XXX, NO 126

Belzona® Offers Protection To New Floating Head

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Heat Exchangers (HEX)

 
 

Customer Location:

Toronto, ON, Canada

 
 

Application Date:

April 2015

 
 

Application Situation:

Floating head

 
 

Problem:

Deterioration of the surface due to erosion/corrosion by in-service conditions.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet HEX-3 for erosion/corrosion resistance coatings. Masking tape was placed at the outer edge of the rebate grooves in order to highlight the area to be coated and to give a neat and clean finish. Then, the selected Belzona product was mixed and an even coat was applied at the specified thickness, using stiff short bristled brushes. Then, it was made sure that the coating was finished into the rebate grooves. Wet film thickness gauges were used to ensure the recommended film thickness was achieved. The masking tape was removed immediately. Allow to cure before applying a second coat, where specified, of the selected Belzona product, again ensuring that it is correctly finished within the rebate grooves.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The manufacturer recognized as a world leader in the supply of specialized and standard shell and tube heat exchangers was looking to provide an extended service life to an oil and gas client in Ontario. To ensure optimum performance, a Belzona ceramic coating was selected to be applied at the construction stage.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Surfaces abrasive blasted being masked prior to coating
  2. Close up of abrasive blasted profile
  3. Application of 1st coat of Belzona 1321 (Grey)
  4. Completed application 2nd coat of Belzona 1321 (Blue)
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com