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VOL XXXII, NO 174

Belzona® Handles Stress Crack Corrosion At A Juicing Plant

 
 

Industry:

Food & Drink (FOOD)

 
 

Application:

 
 

Customer Location:

Florida, USA

 
 

Application Date:

Winter 2016

 
 

Application Situation:

Client called with an ongoing issue of leaking hot water from stress crack corrosion on stainless steel pasteurization pipes. The previous solution, a fiberglass wrapped system, failed after a month of operation. The surface temperature range from 175'F to 250'F max.

 
 

Problem:

Stress crack corrosion leaking hot water out of the pasteurization pipes onto other pipes and machinery.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1391T

Belzona 1511 (Super HT-Metal)

Belzona 9341 (Reinforcement Sheet) 

 

Substrate:

Stainless steel pipe

 
 

Application Method:

The repair was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet HEX-9. Belzona 1391T was applied by brush onto the blasted substrate. The reinforcement sheet was wetted out with Belzona 1511 (Super HT-Metal). 3 wraps were required to wrap the pipe and to make sure the first coat of Belzona 1391T was well embedded into the substrate. Finally, the second coat of Belzona 1391T was applied by brush.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The cost of downtime from constant repairs vs. the one time cost-effective solution of Belzona was a huge savings in future operation costs.

 
 

Photographs Description

1. Previously failed fiberglass wrap

2. Belzona 1511 wrapped over the 1st coat of Belzona 1391T

3. Applying the final coat of Belzona 1391T

4. Two of the four pipes with Belzona solution

 
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