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VOL XX, NO 15

Belzona® Solves Acid Attack

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Chemical Plant, Cheshire UK

 
 

Application Date:

March 2003

 
 

Application Situation:

Sump in chemical plant

 
 

Problem:

Hydrochloric acid was seeping into a nearby water course. The problem was tracked down to a sump where hydrochloric acid had eaten through the concrete.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 4311 (Magma CR1)

Belzona® 4111 (Magma-Quartz)

 

Substrate:

Concrete

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-15.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

After the original insert box was removed the large hole that had been made by the acid eating though the concrete, leaving only remnants of the reinforcing bar was discovered. With the use of heaters, the hole was repaired and sump protected with Belzona within the allowed three-day time frame. Still performing as expected – problem totally solved.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. The extent of the proplem
  2. Belzona fills the hole
  3. Sump rebuilt
  4. Finished application
 
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