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VOL XXV, NO 4

Cold Plate Bonding With Belzona® Restores Sump Tank

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Offshore Production Platform, Gulf of Mexico

 
 

Application Date:

October 2010

 
 

Application Situation:

Sump Tank Bottom deteriorated by external corrosion.

 
 

Problem:

Exposure to the elements and oil & gas process systems caused severe corrosion to exterior of sump tank bottom. Damage resulted in thin wall and  through hole areas.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1121 (Super XL Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Applicaton was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet GSS-10. Belzona 1121 was used to cold bond pre-fabricated replacement bottom on the tank.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Sump Tank had to be repaired or taken out of service. Welding was not suitable option because it would have required unit shut down and loss of production, and replacement would also have caused loss of production plus cost of new tank. Off site fabrication of a new tank bottom and temporary by pass of this tank during application was the most cost effective alternative.

 
 

Photographs Description

1. Corroded tank bottom 2.Sump bottom after blasting 3.New bottom jacked into place 4. Bonding completed

 
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