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VOL XXIV, NO 51

Belzona® Protects Heat Exchanger Head

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Heat Exchangers (HEX)

 
 

Customer Location:

Chemical plant - Gulf Coast, USA.

 
 

Application Date:

August 2009

 
 

Application Situation:

Heat exchanger end cover.

 
 

Problem:

Severe corrosion occurring due to source water. corrosion rate estimated at 0.05” (1.25mm) per year.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1391 (Ceramic HT) 

 

Substrate:

Carbon steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet HEX-3.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona® 1391 provides excellent erosion corrosion protection at elevated temperatures. This application will ensure continued service for many years avoiding the need to replace the equipment when corrosion losses impact on safe operation.

 
 

Photographs Description

 

  1. The rapid metal loss through corrosion clearly evident
  2. Surface preparation completed
  3. Close up of application
  4. Completed head

 

 

 
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