CASE STUDY

Ballast Tank Refurbishment – Crude Oil Tanker

Client: Northern Marine Management

Industry: Marine

Scope: Ballast Tank Refurbishment

Date: March 2015

Location: Belgium

Products: RS 500P

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OVERVIEW

The ballast tanks on-board the Crude Oil Tanker, which had previously been coated by one of the leading coating companies, were showing signs of corrosion damage. Over 30,000m² required to be patch repaired.

CHALLENGE

Grit blasting was not permissible due to time constraints. A coating system compatible with the existing ballast tank coating was also required.

SOLUTION

High pressure water washing was used as the main surface preparation method, with inaccessible areas mechanically prepared. All edges, welds and inaccessible areas were stripe coated, followed by one touch up coat of solvent-free, wet & rust tolerant epoxy Epo-chem™ RS 500P.

OUTCOME

The unique characteristics of Epo-chem™ RS 500P allowed the system to be applied with no compatibility issues. Significant time and cost savings were achieved
by utilising this Chemco system.

BENEFITS

• Solvent-free
• No grit blasting
• Reduced H&S and Fire Precautions
• Chemco system is compatible with almost all existing ballast tank coatings
• Chemco uniquely guarantee their patch repair work

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