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VOL X, NO 12

Belzona® Relines Absorber Tower In Petrochemical Plant



Petrochemical (PETR)



Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)


Customer Location:

Petrochemical Complex in Venezuela


Application Date:

March 1995


Application Situation:

MEA-CO2 Absorber tower - 18m high, 2.3m diameter in Ammonia Plant



Erosion of the tower lining by the fluids it contained had previously been repaired by the clients own staff. Surface preparation had not been sufficiently good and the repair had failed by peeling.



Belzona® 1311(Ceramic R-Metal)

Belzona® 1321(Ceramic S-Metal)



Carbon Steel


Application Method:

In accordance with Belzona Know-How Leaflet TCC-5.


Belzona Facts:

Replacement of the absorber tower would have been costly, both in time and in money. Welding the eroded areas presented a safety risk, due to the volatile mix of chemicals in the surrounding location. The decision to go with a Belzona repair system saved the company over £70,000, many weeks of lost capacity and provided a hazard-free solution.


Photographs Description

  1. The absorber tower   
  2. Internal scaffolding erected and surfaces prepared  
  3. The repair in its final stages
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