CASE STUDY

Cargo Hold Refurbishment

Client: V. Ships

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 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 to be applied.

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 saved the client substantial time and cost as other refurbishment work to continue nearby without disruption. This allowed the vessel to return to charter much quicker than would have been possible utilising conventional paint systems. Additional time and cost savings were achieved as there was no requirement for encapsulation or scaffolding using this unique solution.

BENEFITS

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

red internal cargo holds without paintwork

Before Application

internal cargo holds painted grey

Completed Application

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