Pipe spot damage and repair

Composite Tank Repair

Industry: Pulp & Paper

Solution: General Tank Repairs - Spot Repairs

ID: CTR-9-00094

Project summary:

A pulp and paper mill had a leak on a critical fiberglass tank caused by a physical impact with an inlet pipe. A small crack at the base of the inlet pipe was created and an aqueous water treatment was actively leaking. The contents of the tank were removed and the leak was quickly repaired using a carbon fiber repair kit. The kit used a high-strength, chemically-resistant carbon fiber composite to bond to the fiberglass tank and inlet pipe and completely repaired the crack. The facility filled the tank and started up again without incident.

  • Date of installation: 3/2021
  • End user: Georgia Pacific
  • Facility/Location: Alabama
  • Applicator: Coast 2 Coast Coatings
  • Products used:
  • Carbon Fiber Repair Kit