KHIA headerKnow-How in Action

VOL XXXI, NO 18

Belzona® Static Dissipative Solution Applied To Silo

 
 

Industry:

Food & Drink (FOOD)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Bio-fuel Producer, Mannheim, Germany

 
 

Application Date:

November 2011 - February 2012

 
 

Application Situation:

Rape seed silo belonging to a bio-fuel producer. This dusty organic material presented a significant static hazard as a result of friction within the silo.

 
 

Problem:

Some of the internal walls and steel cones needed repairing. In addition, a static dissipative coating was required to protect against static build up within the silo.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 4111 (Magma-Quartz)

Belzona 4351 (Magma CR5)

 

Substrate:

Concrete and Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets TCC-3. Damaged concrete was repaired with Belzona 4111. Belzona 4351 was applied to walls and cone taking care to ensure Belzona 4351 was in direct contact with the earthing points provided.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The Belzona Distributor was able to provide the overall package the client required. This included the appropriate static dissipative coating specification and complete application which involved heating of the silo, scaffolding the project, alongside grit blasting all the surfaces.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Earthing points left exposed in restored silo wall
  2. Section of silo coated in Belzona 4351
  3. Silo cone repaired and left with earthing points
  4. Silo cone coated with Belzona 4351
 
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