BELZONA FLANGE REPAIR SYSTEM ON OFFSHORE PROCESS VESSEL
Industry: Oil & Gas (OILG)
Application: VPF-Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)
Substrate: Coated steel.
Customer Location: Offshore Oil Company - UK North Sea
Application Date: May 2003
Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)
Problem: Failure of the glass flake lining material on the flange face had led to severe corrosion on 11 nozzle flange faces.
- Offshore degasser vessel
- Flange prior to refurbishment showing failed glass flake coating
- Following refurbishment with Belzona® 1111
Nozzle flange faces on offshore degasser vessel
The flange faces were then reformed using equivalent weldneck flanges in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet VPF-13.
A total of ten flange faces were reformed, and saved using this Belzona technique. The work was completed over several days without the need for any type of hot work, thus saving the customer significant costs in welding time, quality control as well as eliminating much of the risk associated with hot work offshore.