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Belzona® Repairs Crude Oil Leaks



Oil & Gas (OILG)



Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)


Customer Location:

Houston, Texas, USA


Application Date:

November 2013


Application Situation:

Pinhole leak at weld on a crude oil line.



After testing a newly installed line, the customer found a pinhole leak at a weld.  Hot work was not permitted because  crude oil was now in the line.



Belzona 1221 (Super E-Metal)

Belzona 1161 (Super UW-Metal)



Carbon Steel


Application Method:

The appliacation was carried out using a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet VPF-11. Belzona 1221 was used to stop the immediate leak. The area surrounding the leak was then prepared and Belzona 1161 was applied for long term protection.


Belzona Facts:

To purge the line in order to weld would have taken days and thousands of dollars, the Belzona repair was made in less than an hour and the customer was up and running the same day.


Photographs Description

  1. Cleaning of the immediate area
  2. Belzona 1221 was used to stop leak
  3. Belzona 1161 used to encapsulate for long term protection
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