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VOL XXIV, NO 33

Belzona® Seals Diesel Leak In 60 Minutes

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Oil Terminal, New Jersey USA

 
 

Application Date:

May 2009

 
 

Application Situation:

Diesel storage tank located at a terminal of a major oil company

 
 

Problem:

A valve located at the base of the tank was leaking. Terminal personal had attempted to seal the leak using an off the shelf water activated fiberglass wrap. They were unsuccessful. And the valve continued to leak.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1221 (Super E-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzoa Know-How System Leaflet VPF-11a. the failed fiberglass wrap was removed, the surface was prepared before wrapping the live leak with Belzona® 1221 and Belzona® 9341 (Reinforcement Tape).

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Welding was not an option because the valve was located too close to the base weld of the tank. The entire Belzona repair was completed in less than an hour.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Failed fiberglass wrap
  2. Roughening the surface
  3. Surface prepared and degreased
  4. Application completed
 
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