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VOL XXV, NO 52

Belzona® Seals Fuel Transport Hose 66Ft Underwater

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Oil Refinery, Philippines

 
 

Application Date:

November 2006

 
 

Application Situation:

Hoses at a floating oil transfer unit where International shipping load and unload their oil cargo.

 
 

Problem:

Accident caused leaks on the flange and bolt areas of the fuel transport hose. This posed a severe environmental hazard necessitating immediate action.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1161 (Super UW Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SOS-20. A team of 15 divers sealed individual bolts whilst a clamp was sealed around the flange circumference using Belzona® 1161.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona® 1161 provided the divers with a material that could stem the leak underwater averting a major environmental incident. The excellent adhesion and ease of use of the Belzona® 1161 underwater allowed effective repairs to be carried out, allowing oil transfer to be completed before recovering the hose for more permanent repair ashore

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. -4. The Flange brought on-shore. Note the clamp around flange circumference.

 
 
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