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Cold Bonding Pipe Supports With Belzona



Petrochemical (PETR)



Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)


Customer Location:

Refinery, Shaanxi, China


Application Date:

March 2017


Application Situation:

Installation of new VOC treatment pipe rigs onto oil tanks.



The Ministry of Environmental Protection in China required VOC treatment to be implemented on all oil tanks across the country This required the customer to attach pipe rigs to the tank wall. With Hot work restricted in the tank farm, a cold bonding solution was therefore the chosen option.



Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)



Carbon steel


Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-6 and VPF-15. To ensure optimum bond whilst observing the safety requirements in the tank farm, surface preparation was conducted using water jet blasting equipment.


Belzona Facts:

The conventional attachment by welding required hot work and all the tanks should be cleaned first, which is not only time consuming but also expensive (cost between £40,000 to £100,000). Belzona cold bonding technology avoids hot work and tank cleaning. The application is completed on site within two days per tank. The customer considers Belzona's cold bonding as the most cost effective solution. Due to the succuess of the first 18 tanks, there will be more than 200 tanks to be upgraded in this region and more tanks in other regions. 


Photographs Description

1. Water jet blasting for surface preparation 

2. Application on top of the tank

3. Application on tank wall in process

4. Application completed

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