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VOL XXIV, NO 68

Belzona® Seals Oil Leak And Protects The Environment

 
 

Industry:

Power (POWR)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Electrical Substation, UK

 
 

Application Date:

2007

 
 

Application Situation:

Access hatch on oil filled transformer.

 
 

Problem:

Transformer oil leaking from the top of the transformer onto the ground was heading towards a drain in the road, posing a serious environmental problem.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1161 (Super UW Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet VPF-11a. Surface was cleaned the prepared with MBX Bristle Blaster. Belzona® 1291 was used to seal the visible leaks before the application of Belzona® 1161 and Belzona® 9311 (Reinforcing Sheet).

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The company was previously dealing with leaks by constant cleaning. Due to the lack of containment a proper repair was crucial. The substation provides electricity to a large area of Glasgow and could not be turned off, meaning the repair had to be carried out live. The surface tolerant capabilities of Belzona® 1161 were ideal for this repair.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Leaking transformer
  2. Surface preparation using MBX Bristle Blaster
  3. Surface preparation completed and live leak sealed with Belzona® 1291
  4. Repair completed with application of Belzona® 1161
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com