Chemical Containment Areas - Belzona Repairs Badly Corroded Chemical Containment Area
Chemical containment areas are susceptible to deterioration through chemical attack. If the deterioration is not addressed early, the structural integrity of the concrete will suffer from serious long term damage causing potential chemical leakage and structural failure resulting in environmental damage and impact.
Belzona has developed a solution to repair and protect against the detrimental effects of chemical attack within chemical containment areas.
By way of example, Application Services Division, Belzona Technosol Limited recently completed an application for a premium spirits distiller in Scotland. The application was to provide a repair and protective system for a caustic chemical containment area.
The existing protective system had failed resulting in the chemical containment area offering no guarantees that it would successfully contain the products if the vessel was to fail.
On preparing the surface and removing the fibre glass lining it became evident that the concrete substrate had badly degraded and required extensive repair. Belzona 4131 (Magma screed) and Belzona 4141 (Magma Build) were used to repair the degraded sections of the walls to bring the bunded area back to original state.
The concrete floor surface was skimmed to a depth of 6mm and 50mm x 50mm fillets were installed to all horizontal and vertical corners of the bund with Belzona 4131 (Magma Screed) and Belzona 4141 (Magma Build).
A two coat system of Belzona 5811 (Immersion Grade), high performance barrier coating which is ideally suited to this application providing protection, from the effects of the disclosed chemicals, was then applied to the internal and external walls of the bund along with the floor.
By utilizing this Belzona solution, chemical attack of concrete can be prevented reducing environmental impact and expensive operational downtime.