The present article
reports the application of zinc ethyl silicate paint and the use of internal
and external paint schemes on carbon steel spheres for the storage of liquefied
petroleum gas. The new paint scheme eliminates the steps of blasting in the
field and minimizes the collection of waste generated and the environmental
impact, reducing the service time onsite and therefore providing a productivity
gain and better health and cleanliness at work. The results were obtained
through test runs and qualified in bodies-of-proof made with the same
characteristics as the sphere, that is, using the same material (carbon steel),
thickness, and mechanical formation and subject to the same conditions of
design and implementation process. The paint scheme was approved, qualified,
and committed to the supplier’s warranty with the paint manufacturer and assembler
of the storage spheres for liquefied petroleum gas.
Cite this paper
Mainier, F. , Otavio Pereira da Silva, F. and Oliveira da Silva, G. (2014) Alternative System of Industrial Paint Applied to Spherical Mount for Liquefied Petroleum Gas. Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
, 7-14. doi: 10.4236/msce.2014.25002
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