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VOL XXXIII, NO 130

Underground Seawater Pipeline Superwrapped With Belzona

 
 

Industry:

Fluid Flow (FLOW)

 
 

Application:

Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)

 
 

Customer Location:

Sicily, Italy

 
 

Application Date:

August 2018

 
 

Application Situation:

Underground section of a seawater pipeline as part of a cooling system for a refinery.

 
 

Problem:

Internal corrosion of pipeline and initial stages of weld degradation has been observed.

 
 

Products:

Belzona SuperWrap II

Belzona 1982

Belzona 9381

Belzona 9382

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet VPF-11.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The customer wanted to reinforce and extend the life of the pipeline. As the pipeline is critical to the operation of some of the processes within the refinery, they did not want to shut down the pipeline. Hence, Belzona was requested to offer an online repair. Additionally, due to the pipeline being underground in a difficult to access area, grit blasting was not possible. The qualification of Belzona SuperWrap II onto power tool cleaned surfaces was essential to win the project. The local Belzona Distributor, BS Srl, were crucially able to offer the full compliant pipe wrap service from design through to application, differentiating the Belzona solution from the competition.

 
 

Photographs Description

Pipeline before repairs

Belzona SuperWrap II system applied and consolidated

Interface with concrete

Belzona release film removed

 
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