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Harrogate, North Yourkshire, United Kingdom, 2014/09/24 - Belzona’s Exclusive Authorised Distributor in the Benelux, Nico Verloop of Perspect Benelux will demonstrate the latest innovations in offshore composite repair solutions and showcase next generation protective linings - Belzona.com.
The Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2014 takes place in Amsterdam, Netherlands on October 28-29. Supported by KVNR, NOGEPA, IRO and the Netherlands Maritime Technology, this is the fastest growing gathering of offshore industry professionals.
Founded in 2008, Offshore Energy has been breaking records year after year. The 2013 exhibition attracted 9,123 visitors representing 56 nationalities. And even higher exhibitor, visitor and conference delegate numbers are expected for the 2014 edition.
The Offshore Energy Conference brings together an international faculty of expert speakers, representing the entire upstream value chain, to discuss topical industry developments, exchange ideas and network with conference delegates. Companies committed to research and development in material design and techniques with regards to offshore maintenance will exhibit their latest offering to the market. Belzona’s Exclusive Authorised Distributor in the Benelux, Nico Verloop of Perspect Benelux, is set to showcase the latest innovations in offshore composite repair solutions and the next generation of protective linings designed for continuous service in the arduous offshore process environment.
Corrosion is a leading cause of downtime, which leads directly to major losses in profits and revenues. A single leaking flange can grind the entire platform operation to a halt. Attractive solutions to such problems involve the use of materials that are safe to use, easily applied, do not require special work permits (no hot work) and provide proven results with additional technical support to minimize the risk of premature failure. Composite materials are gaining momentum among offshore maintenance professionals because they do just that. Belzona is a pioneer of 100% solids coatings and composites. On the market since 1952 Belzona products are known for their quality and ability to solve a range of problems of varying complexities.
Perspect Benelux have distributed Belzona solutions since 1982 and provide a varied range of services for the platforms and floating production vessels in the North Sea. Composite solutions are offered in the form of thin and through-wall pipe defect repairs with the use of standard and compliant wraps for high pressure pipework. Cold plate bonding technology is successfully utilized for the renovation of corroded metal, leak sealing and structural integrity restoration. For Offshore Energy 2014 Perspect Benelux have prepared an exciting stand showcasing composite technologies such as internal linings, composite wraps, bonding, as well as flange face forming and nozzle insert technologies.
Flange face forming is used to repair or prevent crevice and galvanic corrosion of the flange face by shaping Belzona material with prefabricated formers. The specified material bonds strongly to the sealing face, isolating it from corrosive media whilst maintaining its shape and profile. An accessory kit with all the equipment required to complete a Belzona flange face forming repair was introduced in 2014 specifically for offshore in-situ applications and will be showcased exclusively at Offshore Energy 2014.
Another nifty solution is engineered to eliminate failures when lining narrow spaces, such as small bore nozzles. Narrow nozzles no longer need to be considered “the Achilles’ heel” of process vessels. Tailor made Belzona inserts can be bonded into the nozzle using a fluid grade material, eliminating the risk of pinholes or holidays. Excellent chemical and erosion resistance ensures long-term protection of the nozzle, thus extending maintenance-free periods.
In addition to composite repair solutions, due to significant interest expressed by local and global asset owners and design houses, Perspect Benelux will showcase next generation linings designed for high temperature immersion and novel spray applied linings for extreme erosion environments. New lining technologies represent the culmination of over 40 years of research and development. These novel technologies will be discussed at the stand 9.047, Hall 9.
Improved HT Immersion Protection
The development of linings designed for high temperature immersion service started in the 1970s and culminated most recently in 2014 with the introduction of Belzona 1523 and Belzona 1593. Rubbery domains that inhibit crack propagation have been incorporated into the polymeric structure to provide increased impact resistance and flexibility, so these linings can withstand the high temperature and pressure variations of the severe operating, maintenance and transportation conditions process vessels are subject to.
According to Belzona’s Chief R&D Chemist, Richard Collett,“Belzona 1523 and Belzona 1593 are based on a combination of several ‘state of the art’ technologies and I believe they are our best high temperature linings yet.”
Read the white paper on Belzona.com/1523
Spray-Friendly Erosion Resistance
Belzona 1331 and Belzona 1381 (belzona.nl) are based on standard epoxy technology coupled with ground breaking filler technology, which enables these materials to be sprayed without damage to the spray equipment whilst offering superior erosion resistance than ceramic filled epoxies.
The excellent edge retention and film build-up of the polymer alloy means the material can also be used in a variety of geometries, including girth welds on pipeline internal field joints.