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VOL XXXI, NO 79

Belzona® Repairs And Protects Concrete Floor And U-Drains From Chemical Attack

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Floor Problem Areas (FPA)

 
 

Customer Location:

Chemical Plant, Burkville, AL, USA

 
 

Application Date:

April 2016

 
 

Application Situation:

Floor and U-Drains Around Diaphragm Cells

 
 

Problem:

Chemical attack had caused damage to the concrete cell bases and multiple areas in the u-drains.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 4131 (Magma-Screed)

Belzona 4911 (Magma TX Conditioner)

Belzona 5892

 

Substrate:

Concrete

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflets FPA-1 for rebuilding worn and damaged floor surfaces and FPA-3 for protecting floors and drains against chemical attack. The concrete surface was prepared by removing loose and spalling concrete, pressure washing, abrasive blasting and diamond grinding. Belzona 4911 and 4131 were applied in accordance with Belzona’s Instructions for Use. Two coats of Belzona 5892 at approximately 10 mils per coat were applied in accordance with Belzona’s Instructions for Use. The entire application was completed per the details described in the Application Survey Report.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The customer’s decision to use Belzona 5892 was partially based on the need for a coating that would withstand exposure to caustic and brine solution at high temperatures. Another factor that influenced the customer’s decision was the fact that Belzona products have an excellent reputation and a history of successful applications at this facility. The total surface area coated was approximately 16,020 sq. ft.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Damage on U-drains
  2. Damaged diaphragm cell bases as a result of a chemical attack
  3. Cell bases after the application
  4. Completed application
 
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