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

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September 2014


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

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This publication provides guidance on technical matters related to the operation, maintenance and repair of corrosion protection systems of ships’ ballast tanks. Imagery compares effective and ineffective tank coatings and shows examples of key maintenance operations. 

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This publication provides good practice guidance on the selection and application of ballast tank coatings. Technical diagrams illustrate chemical bonding, highlighting methods to prevent corrosion of steel surfaces. Safety considerations are outlined to ensure crew avoid hazards during the coating process. The coating of new build ships is explained, with detail on the differences between seawater and freshwater tank maintenance.

Part 1               Introduction

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               New Building Corrosion Protection of Ships’ Ballast Tanks

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 2.1            New Building Corrosion Protection of Ships’ Ballast Tanks

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

Part 3               In Service Maintenance of Ballast Tank Coating Systems

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

These guidelines contain information and advice on technical matters related to the design, building, operation, maintenance and repair of the corrosion protection systems of ships’ ballast tanks.

The intent of these guidelines is to provide options and information to designers, shipyards and ship owners and to be used as a reference document for shipbuilding, ship repair and ship maintenance purpose.

 

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Title: Guidelines for Ballast Tank Coatings Systems and Surface Preparation, 2014 Revised Edition
Number of Pages: 99
Product Code: WS1435K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-653-9 (9781856096539), ISBN 10: 1-85609-653-X (185609653X)
Published Date: September 2014
Binding Format: Hardback
Book Height: 300 mm
Book Width: 215 mm
Book Spine: 10 mm
Weight: 1.00 kg
Author: Witherbys

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