KHIA headerKnow-How in Action

VOL XXIII, NO 72

Belzona® Seals Concrete Cooling Tower Basins

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Heat Exchangers (HEX)

 
 

Customer Location:

Chemical Plant, West Tennessee USA

 
 

Application Date:

2008

 
 

Application Situation:

Concrete Basins in cooling tower were leaking shortly after the start up of a new unit.

 
 

Problem:

Cracks in the concrete were allowing water leaks into the environment.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 4111 (Magma Quartz)
Belzona® 5811 (Immersion Grade)
 

Substrate:

Concrete

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets HEX-6 and -7. After grit blasting the concrete, cracks were sealed with Belzona® 4111 then coated with a reinforced Belzona® 5811 system. The entire basin was then coated with Belzona® 5811.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Previous success with Belzona at the plant allowed us to be chosen for this project. The system used has excellent resistance to continuous immersion ensuring long term leak free service.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Cooling Tower overview
  2. Walls repaired with Belzona® 4111
  3. First coat of Belzona 5811 being applied
  4. Final Coat of Belzona 5811 applied
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com