CASE STUDY

Deck Refurbishment

Client: Crude Oil Tanker

Industry: Marine

Scope: Deck Refurbishment

Date: September 2012

Location: At Sea

Products: RL 500PF

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OVERVIEW

The decks on-board a crude oil tanker were heavily corroded and required to be refurbished. The project was scheduled to be undertaken whilst the vessel was at sea.

CHALLENGE

Grit blasting was not permissible; therefore water jetting had to be utilised. Coating application also had to take place in high humidity.

SOLUTION

The decks were High Pressure Water Jetted (HPWJ) to WJ-3 standard to prepare the surface and remove salt and other contaminants. This was followed by two coats of wet & rust tolerant Epo-chem™ RL 500PF.

OUTCOME

Utilising Chemco’s unique solution resulted in substantial time and cost savings being achieved. The project was successfully completed whilst at sea, with no disruption to vessel operations.

BENEFITS

• No grit blasting requirements
• Surface preparation and salt removal in a single operation
• Outstanding adhesion to rusty or poorly prepared and wet surfaces
• Can be applied in any environmental condition
• No humidity or dew point restrictions
• Good UV stability
• No over-coating limitations
• No dry-dock requirements

blistered deck walkway on ship

Before Application

blue decking, walls and stairs upon a ship

Completed Application

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