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VOL XXIV, NO 72

Belzona® Repairs Condensor Water Tubes

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Chemical Plant, Lithuania

 
 

Application Date:

December 2009

 
 

Application Situation:

Various leaks on external pipes to condensors

 
 

Problem:

There were leaks on the condensor water tubes. Plant engineers had tried different solutions but none of them were totally effective.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)

Belzona® 1291 (ES Metal)

Belzona® 1161 (Super UW Metal)

 

Substrate:

Carbon steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona® Know-How System Leaflet VPF-11a.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Competitive products have been used for this repair but the applied products had failed on the same day of application. Belzona® 1161 was most suitable product on wet surfaces and Belzona® 1111 for dry surfaces. In one area where the pressure was 0,7-1 bar Belzona® 1291 used with touniquet to stop the live leak.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Removing loose material and paint
  2. Surface preparation of the substrate
  3. Application of Belzona® 1111 with Belzona® 9341 (Reinforcement Tape)
  4. Belzona® 1291 with tourniquet used to seal live leak
 
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