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VOL XVII, NO 1

Bonding Foam Containment Dam With Belzona

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

International Petroleum Company in Australia

 
 

Application Date:

2002

 
 

Application Situation:

Need to install dam to contain fire fighting foam on top of existing fuel storage tank.

 
 

Problem:

Welding was not an option. A cold bonding system was, therefore, required.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Surface was prepared using a vacuum recovery grit blast unit containing non-sparking aggregate. Angle iron supports for the foam dam were then bonded into place ensuring both surfaces were wetted out with the Belzona® 1111.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Safety of tank upgraded using system free from flames or sparks. Belzona® 1111 provides strong, stable bond to support the foam dam.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. General view of the tank
  2. Belzona® 1111 being applied
  3. Foam dam secured in place
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com