CASE STUDY

Ballast Tank Refurbishment

Client: Dutch Barge Group

Industry: Marine

Scope: Ballast Tank Refurbishment

Date: November 2014

Location: Netherlands

Products: RS 500P and RA 500M

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OVERVIEW

Thirteen ballast tanks inside the Romulus barge required to be refurbished as they were showing signs of deterioration.

CHALLENGE

Due to other on-going work within the vicinity, a coating system which would not cause disruption was required. There was also a 10 year guarantee required.

SOLUTION

Each tank was abrasive blasted to Sa 2.5. One coat of solvent-free, wet & rust tolerant epoxy Epo-chem™ RS 500P was then applied. This was followed by one topcoat of solvent-free, wet tolerant epoxy Epo-chem™ RA 500M.

OUTCOME

The solvent-free properties of the Chemco system allowed all other work being carried out within the vicinity to continue without disruption, resulting in huge time and cost savings being achieved. Chemco’s IMO approved specification was met by the contractors, therefore a 10 year guarantee was issued.

BENEFITS

• Solvent-free
• No disruption to other ongoing work (including hot work)
• Reduced H&S and Fire Precautions
• No humidity or dew point restrictions
• Quicker back-in-service times (system can continue to ‘cure’ underwater)
• Chemco issued a 10 year guarantee

After Surface Preparation

ballast tank internals painted grey

Completed Application

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