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VOL XXXII, NO 170

Belzona® Allows Oil Tanker To Sail

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Taranto, Italy

 
 

Application Date:

November 2017

 
 

Application Situation:

Corroded sea water inlet pipe under the floating line, inside the engine room of an oil tanker. It was not possible to restore/replace the pipe in drydock. In this condition inspector did not give permission to sail.

 
 

Problem:

Caused by internal corrosion, the pipe had multiple areas of low metal thickness. 

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1221 (Super E-Metal)

Belzona 1161 (Super UW-Metal)

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona System Leaflet VPF-11. Following mechanical preparation a small plate was bonded with rapid cure Belzona 1221, then completed with a wrap of the pipe with Belzona 1161.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The Belzona application made it possible to repair and to secure the piping in one day, allowing the tanker to sail and avoiding downtime and more expensive activities in drydock.

 
 

Photographs Description

1. Initial situation

2. Belzona 1221 and plate to fix the leak

3. Surface Preparation

4. Application completed

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