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VOL XI, NO 11

Belzona® Protects Evaporators In Distillation Unit

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

National Oil Company

 
 

Application Date:

May 1996

 
 

Application Situation:

The Evaporator units in SIDEM Distillation unit are constantly immersed up to 30cm (12 ins) at a temperature of 55-60°C. Regular washing is also carried out using 10-15% Sulphamic acid.

 
 

Problem:

Floor plate in No. 4 Distillation unit was showing considerable corrosion and weld repairs, including welding in of new plate sections had already been carried out previously.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1391

 

Substrate:

Stainless steel 317L

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona® Know-How Leaflet TCC-3. Extreme care was taken to ensure all salt contamination was removed and de-humidification equipment installed to prevent moisture contamination during application.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Recent inspection has shown Belzona® 1391 in perfect condition and customer can now look forward to many years service from the units without constant shut-downs for weld repairs. The other 5 units will also be coated shortly with Belzona® 1391.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. General view of the 4 Distiller units.  
  2. Work underway inside the Evaporator. Note low temperature lighting used to minimise air temperature.  
  3. Belzona® 1391 applied to base and 30cms up side of all steelwork in unit.
 
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