KHIA headerKnow-How in Action

VOL XXVIII, NO 158

Belzona® Repairs Crude Oil Leaks

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

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.

 
 

Problem:

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.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1221 (Super E-Metal)

Belzona 1161 (Super UW-Metal)

 

Substrate:

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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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com