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VOL XXXI, NO 73

Belzona® Seals Remote Pump House Floors

 
 

Industry:

Water / Wastewater (WATR)

 
 

Application:

Floor Problem Areas (FPA)

 
 

Customer Location:

Water Company, Teesside, UK

 
 

Application Date:

2011

 
 

Application Situation:

Floors in remote pump houses.

 
 

Problem:

The client had a series of remote pump houses with diesel storage tanks inside and these facilities were seldom visited. Should there be a leak of diesel, it could be weeks before it was discovered and it was known that the floors would not hold fluids reliably. Previously the floors have been coated with a conventional solvent based paint and angled edging trims had been fixed to the floor to try and create a containment area. Both of which had failed.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 5231 (SG Laminate)

Belzona 2121 (D & A Hi-Coat Elastomer)

Belzona 9341 (Reinforcement Tape)

 

Substrate:

Concrete Floor with Steel Trims

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets FPA-3 and FPA-7. Following surface preparation, 2 coats of Belzona 5231 were applied to the concrete floor. The joint between the steel edging trim and the floor was then sealed by applying a narrow band of Belzona 2121, reinforced with Belzona 9341.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona 5231 and Belzona 2121 offered a simple, solvent free application, and sealed the floor spaces in case of tank breaches. The system also offered good slip resistance under foot as part of the application. The client was delighted with the results and immediately rolled the same solution out to a further 2 pump houses.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. One of the remote pump houses
  2. Existing floor during initial inspection
  3. Belzona 2121 being applied to seal the edging trim
  4. Application completed in 2011
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com