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VOL XXX, NO 12

Belzona® Aids Sealing Of Vj Couplings

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Mechanical Power Transmission (MPT)

 
 

Customer Location:

FPSO, North Sea, UK

 
 

Application Date:

May 2014 ongoing

 
 

Application Situation:

12" crude oil pipeline on FPSO

 
 

Problem:

Corrosion on pipeline prevented VJ coupling from sealing correctly.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1151 (Smoothing Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet MPT-2. A former was used to rebuild corrosion pitting and to create smooth and accurate landings for the VJ coupling.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The use of Belzona allowed for a quick, hot work free repair to be completed. The corrosion resistant properties of Belzona 1151 will eliminate future corrosion issues ensuring a permanent seal at this joint. This has become a standard procedure for repairing VJ coupled joints with 4" & 6" pipelines repaired using same procedure.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Corroded pipe ends
  2. After grit blasting the corrosion pitting clearly evident
  3. Former in place
  4. Coupling re-installed on smooth Belzona formed pipe ends
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com