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VOL XIII, NO 3

Belzona® Heating Pipe Fittings Aboard Supertanker

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

A 600-foot supertanker barge at Tampa Bay, Florida, U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

January 1997

 
 

Application Situation:

Ship was being refitted and repaired so a new type of fuel additive could be carried. Heater lines keep the cargo warm and fluid.

 
 

Problem:

Pipe fittings continued to leak.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1211 (E-Metal)

Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How Leaflet VPF-11a.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Millions of dollars in lost revenue were at stake. Other options such as silver solder and expensive fittings from Europe. Belzona solved the emergency quickly and cost effectively, allowing the ship to sail on time.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Following surface preparation, a collar was used
  2. Application of product
  3. Pipe fittings and sea dogs are happy with the repair
 
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