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VOL XXXIII, NO 12

Belzona® Superwrap Repairs Crude Oil Pipeline

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Australia

 
 

Application Date:

November 2016

 
 

Application Situation:

The crude oil pipeline is a critical part of the refinery and could not be shut down.

 
 

Problem:

Corrosion Under Insulation had created corrosion scabs to form at the underside of the pipe. Blasting of these scabs was not allowed.

 
 

Products:

Pre-fabricated plates were bonded over the scabs and then blasting could be allowed.
Belzona SuperWrap II was applied over the defect areas so stop further corrosion and to keep the pipeline in service for 10 years.

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Belzona SuperWrap was applied as per a specific Belzona SuperWrap method statement and design.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona SuperWrap was chosen due to having on-site personnel to be able to design, install and supervise the application. The pipeline had to be repaired or the Customer would have had to have an unexpected shutdown.

 
 

Photographs Description

1. Corrosion scab on underside of pipe

2. Blasting of piepline Picture

3. Application of SuperWrap II

4. Finished Application

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