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VOL XVIII, NO 2

Belzona® Protects Slug Catchers Against Erosion And Corrosion

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Vessel manufacturer in Italy

 
 

Application Date:

September 2001

 
 

Application Situation:

Slug catchers destined for gas processing plant

 
 

Problem:

Vessels were to be put into operation at 90°C and 70 barpressure in a mixture of hydrocarbons and water. Belzona was applied to the bottom third of the vessels where the water gathers and causes corrosion.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1391 (Ceramic HT Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-3. Particular care was taken to maintain temperature of the substrate during application.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The Belzona® 1391 after 2 years in service was replaced due to increased use of acid for well stimulation. Belzona® 1392 has been developed to deal with this specific type of situation where acid contamination occurs.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Two of the slug catchers ready for internal coating.
  2. The Belzona® 1391 being applied. 
  3. Sponge testing the Belzona® 1391 to ensure no application defects were present in the coating.
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com