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VOL XXVI, NO 88, ELITE

Tank Base Sealing With Belzona

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Oil Production Company, North East Scotland

 
 

Application Date:

October 2005

 
 

Application Situation:

108m diameter oil storage tank

 
 

Problem:

Water was penetrating under the anular ring leading to a corrosion risk.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 4131 (Magma Screed)

Belzona® 3131 (WG Membrane)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel & Concrete

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet GSS-3. Damaged areas of the concrete base were repaired with Belzona® 4131 prior to the full circumference of the base being sealed with a fully reinforced Belzona® 3131 system.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The original plan was to inject a silicon type sealer around the tank base or a bitumastic coating but these were known to only offer temporary seal. The Belzona tank baser sealing system has a proven track record and this tank was found to be in perfect condition when inspexcted in 2012.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. The oil storage tank
  2. Belzona® 3131 applied
  3. Close view of Belzona® 3131 system
  4. Belzona 3131 inspected in 2012 still in perfect condtion
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com