KHIA ID: 3014
Industry: Buildings & Structures (BSTR)
Application: VPF-Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)
Substrate: Iron
Customer Location: University, Manchester UK
Application Date: February 2012

Belzona® 1161 (Super UW Metal)

Belzona® 5831 (ST Barrier)

Problem: Following asbestos removal several years ago, a section of a gas main pipe had been left exposed to water ingress from above and as a result had suffered corrosion and metal loss. The client required a solution that was quick, easy and safe to apply to a live gas pipe,that would replace the metal loss and provide lasting protection from further corrosive attack.
Photograph Descriptions
  1. The entry point of the Gas pipe via a service tunnel making acces and application difficult
  2. Close up of corroded section of pipe
  3. Completion of Belzona® 1161 application
  4. Completion of application including final coat of Belzona® 5831
Application Situation
Main gas feed pipe to boiler house at large University building.
Application Method
The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet VPF-11. Belzona® 1161 was applied to rebuild and protect the badly corroded section of the pipe followed by a heavy coat of Belzona® 5831 for added corrosion protection.
Belzona Facts
Belzona® 1161 and Belzona® 5831 were chosen for their surface tolerant properties. The alternative would have been to remove the corroded section of pipe which would have proved a very lengthy, labour intensive and costly procedure. The Belzona application took approximately 5 hours to complete spread over two days.