How to Stop and Repair a Tank Live Leak

How to Stop and Repair a Tank Live Leak


In this video, we will be demonstrating how to repair a live leak on a tank We use Belzona 9611 to stop the leak and Belzona 1161 to bond the plate to the tank Surface preparation was done using a file Next, the surface was cleaned to remove any dirt, grease and other contaminants After cleaning, we kneaded Belzona 9611 until a uniform colour was achieved Then, we moulded the material and forced it into the hole We applied pressure with a ratchet strap until the material hardened Once cured, we removed the ratchet strap… and roughed the surface area on the tank to prepare for plate bonding The prepared surface on the tank and the plate were then cleaned to remove any dirt, grease and other contaminants We mixed Belzona 1161 until a uniform material was achieved A layer of Belzona 1161 was firmly applied to the prepared surface with a stiff bristled brush to ensure full contact with the surface Additional Belzona 1161 was also applied to the plate and built up to ensure a proper seal The plate was then positioned and firmly pressed onto the repair area Then, the excess Belzona 1161 was removed Our leak sealing and cold bonding solutions offer fast and simple in-situ applications without the need for special equipment

3 thoughts on “How to Stop and Repair a Tank Live Leak

  1. Question, if the surface was dry and no longer had a surface contamination level after the whole was plugged, why was 1111 not used instead?

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