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VOL XXV, NO 16

Belzona® First Choice For Tank Base Sealing

 
 

Industry:

Buildings & Structures (BSTR)

 
 

Application:

Centrifugal Pumps (CEP)

 
 

Customer Location:

Bulk Chemicals Manufacturer, UK

 
 

Application Date:

August 2005

 
 

Application Situation:

An 8.5m Acrylonitrile storage tank was identified to need a more effective base seal to prevent under floor corrosion.

 
 

Problem:

External corrosion of the tank base due to failure of the original seal.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 3111 (Flexible Membrane System)

 

Substrate:

Carbon steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona® Know-How System Leaflets GSS-3.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

This customer first became aware of the damage caused by under floor corrosion when they had to change a tank floor after only 10 years service. The tank in question had a mastic type base seal that proved to be ineffective. The floor was changed resulting in major financial and production losses. This company has now adopted Belzona Tank Base Sealing systems as its standard method for protecting their tanks from base corrosion.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. General view of tank
  2. Previous sealing system
  3. Application in progress
  4. Finished application with just the masking tape to remove
 
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