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Belzona® Flange Repair System Saves Money



Oil & Gas (OILG)



Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)


Customer Location:

Offshore Oil Company - UK North Sea


Application Date:

November 2003


Application Situation:

Flange faces on 16”, 300lb crude oil transfer hoses



External corrosion on the flange faces had resulted in the hoses not being able to seal correctly and as a result were considered no longer fit for purpose.



Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)

Belzona® 9411 (Release Agent)



Galvanised steel.


Application Method:

A procedure based around Belzona Know-How System leaflet VPF-9 was used to reform the flange faces.


Belzona Facts:

The four hoses shown in the picture represent a cost to the customer if replaced of approximately £100,000 ($160,000). All four hoses were effectively covered and tested to 18 bar according to International (OCIMF 1991) and Dunlop Oil & Marine Test Guidelines. This was done for a fraction of the cost of replacement hoses.


Photographs Description

  1. Four floating hoses awaiting repair
  2. Close up showing corrosion damage and plugs and shims fitted into place
  3. Completed application, awaiting dressing down and pressure testing
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