Case Study: CC041: Plasmet ZF and ZE Protect Materials Handling Equipment at Fertilizer Plant

The Industry


The Challenge

Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers in the state of Karnataka, India manufactures fertilizers, potash and other products which are used by farmers across southern India. Many of the products are highly corrosive and this, combined with a saline atmosphere encourages severe corrosive conditions and as a result key parts of the plant have to be fully protected to keep them operating at maximum efficiency and to prevent premature failure and product contamination.

As part of the plant’s maintenance program Kirloskar Corrocoat Private Ltd (KCPL) were selected to apply a protective coating system to the plant’s conveyor steelwork. Selecting the best system is critical to ensure the extended life of the conveyor structure.

The Solution

KCPL engineers recommended the application of a single coat of Plasmet ZF at 175 microns followed by a final coat of Plasmet ZE at 275 microns to achieve a final DFT of 450 microns. This combination would ensure that the finished
coating would be durable, chemical and abrasion resistant and provide effective long-term protection.

Results & Benefits

The work was carried out during a planned maintenance shut down and was completed safely, on schedule and within budget.


Corrocoat has 40 years’ experience in offering corrosion management coatings to petrochemical and chemical plants. In particular, the glass flake coatings are ideally suited to this field, offering superb chemical, temperature and erosion resistance. Corrocoat has proven to be a reliable partner, having completed a wide range of projects, including treating: Pipework, Pumps, and Valves, Structural steelwork, Process vessels, Storage tanks and Concrete bunds.