KHIA headerKnow-How in Action

VOL X, NO 8

Belzona® Saves Agricultural Chemical Company $3 Million

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

A Large Multi-National Agricultural Chemical Company

 
 

Application Date:

October 1993

 
 

Application Situation:

10 ft. diameter x 12 ft. long filter drum used to manufacture Aureomycin

 
 

Problem:

Leaks developed at the welds joining the vacuum lines to the face of the drum. The inside diameter of the drum was so deteriorated that there was some flexing at the drum face.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1221 (Super E Metal)
Belzona® 2311 (SR Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Stainless steel vacuum piping, carbon steel drum

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How Leaflet TCC-1.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

After six weeks, the customer decided to check the repairs, believing that they were probably beginning to fail. Six repair areas were ground off, and no problems were observed. They were re-done as before, and the drum returned to service, saving the company over $3 million.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Belzona® 1221 around pipe, Belzona® 2311 on the drum around the Super E Metal patch   
  2. Beginning Belzona® 2311 patches   
  3. Completing Belzona® 2311 over Belzona® 1221
 
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