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VOL XXXI, NO 99

Belzona® Superwrap II Solution For Crude Oil Pipeline

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Refinery, Tarragona, Spain

 
 

Application Date:

March 2016

 
 

Application Situation:

Crude oil Pipeline at the refinery.

 
 

Problem:

Pipeline had suffered thin-wall defects in eight separate areas.

 
 

Products:

Belzona SuperWrap II

Belzona 5811 (Immersion Grade)

 

Substrate:

Carbon steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out by the Belzona Distributor's staff who are validated to design and apply the compliant system. Eight repairs have been completed in accordance with the ISO and ASME standard over a 10-day period. After Belzona SuperWrap II cured, the repaired areas were overcoated with Belzona 5811 for an aesthetically pleasing finish.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The Belzona Distributor was awarded a two-year contract for the application of composite solutions in these facilities as a result of various successful projects repairing pumps, heat exchangers and chemical containment areas. Previous Belzona SuperWrap jobs, carried out successfully at this and other refineries of the same group, led to the Distributor being awarded this new repair job, and the customer was particularly pleased with the new generation Belzona SuperWrap II which, due to faster application times and a significantly reduced downtime.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Thin-wall defect on pipeline
  2. Wetting out the surface
  3. Belzona SuperWrap II applied
  4. Repaired area overcoated with Belzona 5811
 
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