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VOL XXIII, NO 17

Belzona® Repairs Oil Tank Leak

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Oil Refinery, Thailand

 
 

Application Date:

November 2008

 
 

Application Situation:

Leaking Oil Tank

 
 

Problem:

The roof deck of the tank had been subjected to severe corrosion leading to a local leak of the oil vapour. This was very hazardous to the plant operation and there was also a risk of rain water contamination into the tank.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1161 (Super UW Metal)
Belzona® 5831 (ST Barrier)
 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets TCC-1 & -5. The surface was cleaned by wet sand blasting to avoid hot work and spark. Belzona® 1161 was then used in conjunction with four layers of Belzona reinforcement sheets to prevent further leakage. Belzona® 5831 then applied to protect against further corrosion.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The surface tolerant properties of Belzona® 1161 & Belzona® 5831 allowed the application to be done on a wet blasted and oil contaminated surface which provided a quality repair safely.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Leaking oil tank
  2. Prepared application area
  3. Applying Belzona® 1161
  4. Applying Belzona® 5831
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com