KHIA header

VOL XXX, NO 153

Belzona® Repairs Leaking Tank At Food Factory

 
 

Industry:

Food & Drink (FOOD)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Food Producer, Skopje, Macedonia

 
 

Application Date:

November 2015

 
 

Application Situation:

Steel tank carrying unsaturated fatty acids at a food factory.

 
 

Problem:

Horizontal steel tank was suffering from corrosion, which had led to through-wall defects, all located at the bottom of the vessel. The customer had been using wooden pegs to plug the holes.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1161 (Super UW-Metal)

Belzona 5811 (Immersion Grade)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-1. Belzona 1161 was selected to bond metal plates over the defects. Each of these areas were then coated with Belzona 5811 to protect from further corrosion damage.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The customer was after a quick fix as opposed to a long-term solution. Also, the tank was rotated in order to relocate the holes in the upper surface of the tank, thus preventing pressure leaks. Belzona 1161 surface tolerant properties ensured high bond strength to the contaminated tank surface.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Wooden pegs plug leaking tank 
  2. Surface preparation around defect 
  3. Metal plates bonded with Belzona 1161 
  4. Repairs coated with Belzona 5811
 
 
  View PDF version  
 
 
For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com