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VOL XXXI, NO 160

Belzona® Static Dissipative Lining For Chemically Aggressive Environment

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Refinery, France

 
 

Application Date:

April 2012

 
 

Application Situation:

One of the world's largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies required lining for storage tank containing chemical mixture including Xylene and Sulphuric acid at maximum temperature of 70°C.

 
 

Problem:

The client required a coating combining high chemical resistance and static dissipative characteristics in order to comply with safety regulations and eliminate the risk of tank’s contents igniting.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 4311 (Magma CR1)
Belzona 4351 (Magma CR5)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-5. After thorough surface preparation, a two layer system of Belzona 4311 was applied throughout the tank. Finally, across the tank’s entire bottom and half a metre up the walls, the application was finished with a coat of Belzona 4351. Note that Belzona 4351 was sufficiently grounded.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Scaffolding was installed allowing for safe and effective application even at the full height of the tank. This solution reduced downtime, meaning the tank could be put into service in a very short time. Belzona system provided the required level of acid resistance combined with the need for static dissipation.

 
 

Photographs Description

1. Scaffolding assists Belzona 4311 application 
2. First layer of Belzona 4311 applied  
3. Application of the lining on the floor  
4. Application of Belzona 4351 completed

 
 
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