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VOL XXVIII, NO 46

Belzona® Repairs And Protects Sx/Ew Tankhouse Cell

 
 

Industry:

Mining and Quarrying (MINQ)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Copper Mine, Arizona

 
 

Application Date:

2011 - 2013

 
 

Application Situation:

Copper mine SX/EW processing tankhouse was experiencing numerous process and maintenance problems due to sulfuric acid attack at 120°F.

 
 

Problem:

Polymer concrete SXEW process cells had been experiencing cracking which caused leakage of copper sulfate electrolyte solution. The furniture rails which suspend the copper anode plates were experiencing resin burnout from heat transfer through the cathodes.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 4111 (Magma Quartz)

Belzona 4341 (Magma CR4)

 

Substrate:

Polymer concrete

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-3. The cell surfaces were prepared by a combination of grit blasting and grinding. Then the furniture rails were formed and repaired with Belzona 4111. Finally Belzona 4341 was applied monolithically to prevent further damages.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Since 2011, Belzona has repaired and protected numerous cells, with no leaks or additional furniture rail damages. Currently Belzona is carrying out a furniture rail repair project with 116 cells specified for repairs.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Overview of the tankhouse cell
  2. Furniture rails repaired with Belzona 4111
  3. Tankhouse cell protected with Belzona 4341
  4. Tankhouse cell protected with Belzona 4341
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com