CASE STUDY

Cargo Hold Refurbishment

Client: Global Shipmanagement Company

Industry: Marine

Scope: Cargo Hold Refurbishment

Date: September 2009

Location: China

Products: RS 500P and RA 500M

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OVERVIEW

The Ore Carrier was dry-docking in China to undergo a full refurbishment.

One of the vessel’s cargo holds required to have 10-15% steel replacement, with the remainder of the hold requiring to be re-coated.

CHALLENGE

There could be no disruption to other ongoing work during the dry-docking. Grit blasting, therefore, could not be utilised and a solvent-free coating system was required for application.

SOLUTION

Water jetting was utilised as the surface preparation method. One primer coat of solvent-free, wet & rust tolerant Epo-chem™ RS 500P was then applied, followed by one topcoat of solvent-free, wet tolerant, glassflake reinforced Epo-chem™ RA 500M.

OUTCOME

Utilising water jetting and a solvent-free coating system ensured the client substantial time and cost savings, as other refurbishment work could continue nearby without disruption.

Additional time and cost savings were achieved as there was no requirement for encapsulation or scaffolding.

This preparation and coating solution allowed the vessel to return to charter much quicker than would have been possible if a conventional paint system was used.

BENEFITS

Solvent-free
• No grit blasting required
• Quicker return to service
• No disruption to other ongoing work
• No encapsulation or scaffolding required
• Can be applied in any environmental condition
• No recoating limitations

red internal cargo holds without paintwork

Before Application

three painters applying grey coating to cargo hold from cherry picker

Applying RS 500P

three painters applying grey coating to cargo hold from cherry picker

Applying RA 500M

large cargo hold coated with grey paint

Completed Application

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