KHIA headerKnow-How in Action

VOL XII, NO 14

Belzona® Seals Active Leak

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Pipeline Company in Louisiana, U.S.A.

 
 

Application Date:

August 1996

 
 

Application Situation:

36" Gate Valve holding back 27 miles of uphill diesel fuel.

 
 

Problem:

Fuel leaks at bolting areas between body and bonnet.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1221 (Super E-Metal)

Belzona® 2131 (D&A Fluid Elastomer)

Belzona® 2911 (Q.D. Conditioner)

Belzona® 9111 (Cleaner/Degreaser)

Belzona® 9341 (Reinforcing Tape)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How Leaflet GSS-3.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

To shut down and repair or replace the valve would have required 8 hours of downtime at a cost of $28,000 per hour. The Belzona repair saved the customer over $200,000.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Surface cleaned and prepared. Belzona® 1221 (Super E-Metal) is used to seal the active leaks.  
  2. All bolts and flange were coated entirely with Belzona® 2131 (D&A Fluid Elastomer).
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com