LIVE LEAKS STOPPED AND SEALED WITH BELZONA
Industry: Chemical & Petrochemical (PETR)
Application: TCC-Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)
Substrate: Carbon Steel
Customer Location: Tank Farm, Genova, Italy
Application Date: December 2015
Problem: The tanks suffered from severe corrosion up to through-wall defects with some live seawater leakage. It was only possible to stop the filtration plant for two hours.
- General view of equipment
- Detailed leakage
- Plate bonded with Belzona 1212
- Close up of one of the bonded plates
Vertical sea water tanks in the activated carbon filtration plant of a coastal Hydrocarbon storage tank farm.
The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-1. Surface preparation was carried out using an MBX bristle blaster. Several metal plates were cold bonded with Belzona 1212 to cover thin wall and through wall defects.
For a traditional weld repair, the customer would have to shut down the system and completely empty the tanks. Due to its surface-tolerant and fast-curing properties, Belzona 1212 was applied directly onto leaking tanks, bypassing the need for a shutdown. In a couple of hours the customer forgot about his problem.