Guidelines for Ballast Tank Coatings Systems and Surface Preparation, 2014 Revised Edition (eBook)

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September 2014

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Guidelines for Ballast Tank Coatings Systems and Surface Preparation, 2014 Revised Edition (eBook)

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This publication provides guidance and advice on technical matters related to the design, building, operating, maintenance and repair of the corrosion protection systems of ships’ ballast tanks. This book provides options and information for designers, shipyards and ship owners and is specific enough to be used as a reference document for shipbuilding, ship repair and ship maintenance purposes.

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In this edition, the text has been editorially revised and retypeset and all figure drawings recreated.




1 General

2 Teamwork

3 Corrosion

4 Coatings

4.1 Adhesion

4.2 The Initial Adhesion

4.3 Coating Materials

4.4 Low Temperature Curing Products

4.5 Pre-construction Primer

4.6 Use of Block Stage Holding Primer

4.7 Edge Retentive Products

5 Cathodic Protection by Use of Anodes

6 Microbially Influenced Corrosion (MIC)

7 Inert Gas in Ballast Tanks




PART 2-1



1 General

2 Planning

3 Cathodic Protection

4 Coating Selection

5 Steel Surface Preparation

5.1 Pre-cleaning

6 Coating Application and Curing

6.1 Stripe Coating

6.2 Environmental Control

6.3 Pre-application Controls

6.4 Thickness Minimum/Maximum Window

6.5 Erection Join-up Areas

7 Acceptance Criteria

8 Seawater Testing – Tank Final Inspection

8.1 Seawater (or Water) Testing

8.2 Defects Found During Tank Final Inspection

9 Inspection

9.1 Yard Quality Control Duty

9.2 Contractor Quality Control Duty

9.3 Coatings Manufacturer Quality Control Duty

9.4 Owner’s Coatings Inspector Duty

10 Reporting

11 Safety

12 Guarantees


PART 2-2


1 General

2 Planning

3 Cathodic Protection

4 Coating Selection and Storage

5 Steel Surface Preparation

6 Coating Application and Curing

7 Testing

8 Inspection

9 Reporting

10 Safety

11 Removal and Disposal

12 Specification Summary Tables






1 General

2 Methods of Surface Preparation

3 Process Considerations

4 Principle of Repairs

4.1 Seawater Ballast Tanks

4.2 Fresh Water Tanks

5 Contractors

6 In-service Condition Monitoring

Title: Guidelines for Ballast Tank Coatings Systems and Surface Preparation, 2014 Revised Edition (eBook)
Number of Pages: 99
Product Code: WS1435EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-654-6 (9781856096546), ISBN 10: 1-85609-654-8 (1856096548)
Published Date: September 2014

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