Replacement of Containment Area Improves Protection of Flare

Replacement of Containment Area Improves Protection of Flare

Replacement of Containment Area Improves Protection of Flare

  • Replacement of containment area to improve protection of flare
  • Chemical resistant sealant used to improve success of future protection
  • 8,500 ft2 of concrete replaced
  • Location: United States
  • Specialty Contractor: STRUCTURAL

A chemical plant’s containment area around a flare had high levels of deteriorating, failing gunite. A new containment area needed to be rebuilt to better protect the structure from harsh chemicals and corrosion.

STRUCTURAL removed the existing concrete and the walls and floor were prepped for proper drainage. This included 30 mil PVC plastic vapor barriers and a catch basin to drain the contamination. 5 inches of concrete slab was poured over the base and an elastomeric, chemical resistant joint sealant was put on all expansion joints. The support pedestal was installed, and the existing grout cap of the equipment foundation was replaced to match the new containment slab.