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VOL XXII, NO 101, ELITE

Belzona® Protects Lng Spheres

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Chevron Pembroke

 
 

Application Date:

Ongoing since October 1996

 
 

Application Situation:

Pressurized LNG storage spheres.

 
 

Problem:

Water penetration through insulation causes severe Corrosion under Insulation.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 3211 (Lagseal)

 

Substrate:

Foam Glass Insulation

 
 

Application Method:

Application carried out in accordance with the Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-4.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

There have been several trials with alternative products, however, Belzona® 3211 is so far the preffered option. Main reason for this is the first sphere coated with the system has given 11 years service thus far, with no requirement for renewal. So far five spheres coated and further spheres planned to be coated in 2009.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Foam glass block insulation being fitted
  2. View of unprotected (South) Polar region
  3. The far right sphere was coated 11 years ago and is still good
  4. Five spheres coated with Belzona® 3211 thus far
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com