PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Equipment Suppliers: Get listed in the 2014 JPCL Equipment Buying Guide for FREE!

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Coating, Prep Projects on Deck at NSRP

Thursday, February 14, 2013

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

From blasting protocols and best practices, to lasers and mechanical arms, leading experts are pursuing a range of projects to make ship coatings and surface preparation projects easier, cheaper and more effective.

More than a dozen such projects are currently being overseen by the National Shipbuilding Research Program's Surface Preparation & Coatings Panel. NSRP is a collaboration of U.S. shipyards working to reduce the cost of acquiring, operating and maintaining Navy ships.

Research authorized by the Surface Preparation & Coatings Panel has pioneered a variety of significant advances in the industry over the last 30 years.

Spot and Sweep Blasting
Photos: NSRP

A $96,000 examination of "spot and sweep blasting" is one of more than a dozen projects now being overseen by NSRP's Surface Preparation & Coatings Panel.

Last month at SSPC 2013, a packed technical session received an upate on the million-dollar slate of projects now underway.

Since 1973, the panel, headed by Steve Cogswell of BAE Systems says it has sponsored more than 100 projects investigating technologies and processes to reduce cost and maintain quality of surface preparation and coatings in the shipbuilding industry.

The panel's summary of 18 current projects is available here.

The current projects and their NSRP investment follow.

Foreign Shipyard Coating Benchmarking Study ($148,000): The project will study coating practices in foreign shipyards and transfer those lessons to NSRP shipyards.

Application of Mechanical Arm Systems ($100,000) is looking at unpowered mechanical arm technology in shipbuilding.

Surface Preparation with Closed Loop Laser Ablation ($150,000) is studying this technology to gain NAVSEA approval for its use in surface preparation.

Compatibility of 'Single Coat' Tank Coating with Retained Pre-Construction Primer ($99,000) is looking at the performance of single-coat tank systems over pre-construction primer.

Retention of Pre-Construction Primer

Retaining pre-construction primers could save the Navy $7 million a year, officials have said. Research on the method is continuing.

Tank Boundary and Penetration Testing ($99,000) looks at best practices in this area.

Future State for Navy Ship Maintenance Painting ($100,000) expands on a process map for the current state of the preservation process.

Evaluation of 'Spot and Sweep' Blasting as a Cost Effective Method of Underwater and Outer Hull Surface Preparation ($96,000) examines a robotic process that laces intact anti-corrosive on the hull during repainting.

Study to Determine an Alternative Coatings System Environment Recorder ($92,000) is seeking a reliable Data Logger to support certain specifications.

Study to Determine the Level of Salt Mitigation as related to the Accuracy of the Measurement and Cost Benefits ($79,000) looks at current Navy requirements for salt mitigation before applying protective coatings.

The Cost of U.S. Navy Coatings QA/QC ($81,000) takes a holistic look at quality assurance and quality control in surface prep programs.

Assessing the Need for 50% Relative Humidity during Tank Painting ($48,000) is examining the basis of this requirement.

Steve Cogswell
Steve Cogswell, Paint Department Craft Manager for BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards, heads NSRP's Surface Prep and Coating Panel.

Retention of Pre-Construction Primer ($92,000) is assessing the effects of retaining primer without adversely affecting the finish coat.

Field Study of Ship Coating Performance Over Flash Rust ($99,000) examines this alternative to current specifications.

Quality Assurance Rules for Painting Navy Ships ($80,000) aims to reduce and streamline current requirements.

Surface Preparation Quality Assurance/Quality Control Process Improvement ($70,000) aims to re-engineer surface prep QA and QC for shipyards.

Preparation of a Manual on How to Inspect Flash Rust ($67,000) is designed to reduce variance requests and save time and paperwork.

Applying Statistical Process Control to Coating Activities ($76,000) reviews shipyard software that can reduce Work in Progress.

Increased Productivity & Waste Reduction in Tank Blasting ($41,000) reflects technology transfer from industrial bridge painting contractors and suppliers to shipyards.

 

   

Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Maintenance coating work; Maintenance programs; Marine; Marine Coatings; Surface preparation; U.S. Navy

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

JPCL Europe
Special EMEA edition!

Now, the publisher of JPCL offers essential news and knowledge for protective and marine coatings professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa: www.jpcleurope.com


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Dust Collectors for Tough Environments

Trailer and skid-mounted models in numerous sizes, powered by electric and/or diesel. Sloped roofs, multiple dust inlets, high static, dampered fans. Lockable power & drive compartments.


Van Air Systems
The Blast Pak

Van Air Systems' portable desiccant air dryer. Get dry compressed air with this All-In-One blasting and coating solution.


Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.


Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.


Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.
IndustrialVacuum.com


Atlantic Design, Inc.
GOING PLACES YOU ONLY DREAM ABOUT!

We custom design.
We sell new & used.
We upgrade.
We retrofit.
We rent.
What are your equipment needs?
Cleverly simple. Clearly ADI. 866.Call.ADI

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com