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VOL XXXII, NO 129

Belzona® Repairs Corroded Lime Tank

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Motor Manufacturer - Sunderland UK

 
 

Application Date:

July 2017

 
 

Application Situation:

Customer had a 25 year old lime holding tank

 
 

Problem:

The tank was suffering from corrosion problems around the outer lower sections of the tank. In addition to this, there was also corrosion to the base of the smaller inner tank.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1121 (Super XL Metal)

Belzona 5811 (Immersion Grade)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona System Leaflet TCC-5. Corrosion along the base was removed via grit blasting then plates where bonded in place to reinforce the steel work. Belzona 5811 was then applied to protect against further corrosion.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The plant had a 2 week summer shutdown in which the reapirs needed to be completed. To replace the tanks was expensive and the lead time would exceed this 2 week period. Belzona was more cost-effective and completed within 5 days.

 
 

Photographs Description

1) Lime Tank Structure

2) Corroded area detail

3) Corroded area around the inner tank

4) Finished application

 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com