CASE STUDY

Potable Water Tanks Refurbishment

Client: Major Cruise Line Company

Industry: Marine

Scope: Potable Water Tanks

Date: March 2012

Location: UK

Products: RS 500P & RA 500M

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OVERVIEW

One of the world’s largest cruise line companies required to have the potable water tanks on-board one of their cruise ships refurbished as they were showing signs of age and deterioration.

CHALLENGE

Grit blasting was not permissible. There was also a strict time frame given for completion of the project.

SOLUTION

Water jetting to WJ-3 standards was used as the surface preparation method.

This was followed by one primer coat of solvent-free, wet & rust tolerant epoxy Epo-chem™ RS 500P. One topcoat of solvent-free, wet tolerant epoxy Epo-chem™ RA 500M was applied to complete the coating system.

OUTCOME

The solvent-free properties of the Chemco system – which allowed the use of water jetting for surface preparation – ensured that there was no disruption to other ongoing work within the vicinity.

The unique wet & rust tolerant properties of the Chemco system also ensured that coating application could take place immediately upon completion of the surface preparation, resulting in substantial time and cost savings being achieved.

This system is NSF Certified for potable water applications.

BENEFITS

  • Solvent-free
  • Wet & rust tolerant
  • No grit blasting required
  • Reduced equipment requirements
  • No recoating limitations
  • Reduced H&S risk to applicator and Fire Precaution
  • Reduced downtime
  • Substantial time and cost savings
  • No disruption to other ongoing work in the vicinity
  • No disruption to onboard passengers
rusted tank internals with red and faded coloured steel

Before Application

Completed Application

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