Potential Risks of Ballast Water Treatment Systems on Ballast Tank Coatings

From JPCL, April 2011

by Brian Goldie, JPCL

This article reviews presentations made at a one-day workshop in London organized by Informa Maritime Events. Presentations dealt with the problem with the potential impact of water treatment systems on protective coating systems on ships....
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Tagged categories: Ballast tanks; Marine; Marine Coatings; Performance testing; Quality Control

Comment from MAHER AL-KHASHRAM, (5/12/2011, 11:15 AM)

I am looking for a coating that is suitable for oil spil chemicals.


Comment from Kees van Hooijdonk, (5/15/2011, 2:04 AM)

Phenolic epoxy


Comment from Ahmed Moustafa, (6/5/2011, 1:12 PM)

This issue is a very important one. Because the new IMO resolutions restricts and makes using Epoxy coatings very hard when the ballast tanks are treated with chemicals that attack the coating film and cause rapid deterioration, hence reducing its service life of 15 years. I'm currently studying this issue and checking how long would a ballast tank with epoxy coatings can perform without corrosion or being attacked severely by these chemicals.


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