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Tank Coating, Blasting Studies Win NSRP Grants

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Research on “single coat” tank coatings and “spot and sweep” blasting are among the potential cost-saving measures to be evaluated with grants from the National Shipbuilding Research Program.

Elzly Technology Corp., of Reston, VA, received a $99,000 grant from NSRP’s Surface Preparation and Coatings Panel to study the performance of “single coat” tank coatings over retained pre-construction primer.

The company will also lead a second research project that will evaluate “spot and sweep” blasting as a cost-effective method of underwater and outer hull surface preparation. The objective is to establish initial coating evaluation procedures, QA procedures, and evaluation metrics for the “spot and sweep” blasting process. That project received a $96,000 NSRP grant.

Goal: Shipbuilding Cost Savings

The program announced Friday (Dec. 3) that it had approved about $1.3 million in R&D awards for 13 projects designed to support the agency’s core mission of reducing the costs associated with Navy shipbuilding and repair. NSRP is a collaboration of 12 U.S. shipyards working with government, industry and academia.

These projects will be executed under the purview of the 10 NSRP communities of practice known as the Ship Production Panels. Projects chosen for the program tend to cost less than $100,000 and typically last less than a year.

Among the other projects selected for support is one to reduce the risk of welding fumes in shipyard and one that will provide a simplified, integrated design manual for replacing hot-rolled structural shapes (T- and I-Beams) with shapes fabricated from plate material.

Other projects focus on electrical technologies; planning, production processes and facilities; welding technology; risk management; and ship design and material technologies.

Current projects can be found on the program website (www.nsrp.org).

   

Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Marine Coatings; National Shipbuilding Research Program; Quality control; Research; Surface preparation; Tank exteriors; Tank interiors

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