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Belzona® Bonds Pipe Supports To Tank



Petrochemical (PETR)



Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)


Customer Location:

Tank Farm, Dublin, Ireland


Application Date:

December 2002


Application Situation:

Oil Storage Tanks



A pipework deluge system was required to be installed, however the tanks were full of oil, so making them gas free for hotwork (to weld the brackets) was an expensive option.



Belzona® 1121 (Super XL Metal)



Carbon Steel


Application Method:

Application was carried out using a modified version of Belzona System Leaflet VPF-15. The surfaces were prepared by gritblasting using a water/amine fire surpressant and corrosion inhibitor (approved for use). The supports were bonded to the tank sides.


Belzona Facts:

Testing of similar brackets showed that 12 tonnes force was required to remove the brackets. This process avoided the costs associated with draining and storing the oil, as well as cleaning the tank to make it gas free for hotwork. After 5 years brackets were replaced and welded when tanks were emptied for a full inspection.


Photographs Description

  1. Tank Farm Location 
  2. Tank Farm Location 
  3. Close up showing the bracket bonded. The rust was due to the later coating of the tank/bracket 
  4. Additional view of bonded brackets
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