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VOL XXIX, NO 78

Belzona® Protects Against Hot Sulphuric Acid

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Chemical Company, Warrington, UK

 
 

Application Date:

September 2014

 
 

Application Situation:

Tile and brick chemical containment bund.

 
 

Problem:

The tiles were on the base of the bund and a couple of inches up the walls. As the standing water levels were above the tiles, it was leaking through the bricks. The tank inside was storing 77% sulphuric acid at 70°C. It was therefore decided to coat the bund.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 4131 (Magma-Screed)

Belzona 4341 (Magma CR4)

 

Substrate:

Tile and Brick

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-15. Belzona 4131 was used to create fillets at the horizontal and vertical junctions before Belzona 4341 was applied to protect the entire area.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The entire application was completed in 5 days. Despite the harsh conditions Belzona 4341 can resist high concentrations of sulphuric acid up to 90°C. As Belzona products are non-porous, this eradicates the problems that could be incurred through acid leakage.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Damaged bund area
  2. Damaged bund area
  3. &  4.  Completed application
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com