Belzona SuperWrap seals weeping storage tank
Industry: Power (POWR)
Application: VPF-Valves, Pipes and Fittings (VPF)
Substrate: Mild Steel
Customer Location: Energy Company
Application Date: April, 2009
Problem: Vertical weld was found to be very porous and fuel oil was weeping from a 2 mm through wall defect. No corrosion or thin wall area was detected. Defect was located at 30 feet from the ground level.
- Damaged area
- Area prepared by abrasive blasting
- Belzona® SuperWrap application
- Belzona® SuperWrap repair inspected and painted over
220 foot diameter 56 foot high storage tank containing fuel oil at 140°F max. temperature.
SuperWrap composite system was applied in compliance with ISO/TS 24817 and ASME PCC-2. Belzona® Superwrap composite repair system was applied at 10 mm thickness and over a 100 x 355mm area.
The repair was completed without resort to hotwork. Belzona® Superwrap System was inspected in 2010 and found to be in perfect condition.