Automating Shipyards, Part II: Environmental Benefits Confirmed

by Christian Favennec, Naval Group; Stéphane Renouard, AMBPR; Jean-Marc Quenez, French Navy Fleet Support Services; and Fabien Guillemot and Hubert Vincent, Damen Shiprepair

A November 2022 JPCL article from the authors outlined the development of a robotic system capable of undertaking the three steps for a ship’s maintenance—washing, blast-cleaning and paint application—completely autonomously. Over the last year, the environmental efficacy of this system has been tes...

Automating Shipyards, Part II: Environmental Benefits Confirmed

by Christian Favennec, Naval Group; Stéphane Renouard, AMBPR; Jean-Marc Quenez, French Navy Fleet Support Services; and Fabien Guillemot and Hubert Vincent, Damen Shiprepair

A November 2022 JPCL article from the authors outlined the development of a robotic system capable of undertaking the three steps for a ship’s maintenance—washing, blast-cleaning and paint application—completely autonomously. Over the last year, the environmental efficacy of this system has been tes...

Coatings 101: Inhalation Hazards During Abrasive Blast-Cleaning

Abrasive blast-cleaning is dangerous, with the most notable hazard being the inhalation of hazardous dust. This article, updated from a previously published JPCL article, examines the inhalation hazards associated with the blast media, substrate and coatings used and treated in abrasive blast-cleani...

Coatings 101: Inhalation Hazards During Abrasive Blast-Cleaning

Abrasive blast-cleaning is dangerous, with the most notable hazard being the inhalation of hazardous dust. This article, updated from a previously published JPCL article, examines the inhalation hazards associated with the blast media, substrate and coatings used and treated in abrasive blast-cleani...

2023 JPCL Blasting Resource Guide

Each year, JPCL publishes the Blasting Resource Guide, a selection of advertorial content from major industry suppliers, designed to help abrasive blasters choose, operate and maintain their abrasive blast-cleaning equipment. Users of the Guide can also consult the JPCL Equipment Buying Guide at pai...

2023 JPCL Blasting Resource Guide

Each year, JPCL publishes the Blasting Resource Guide, a selection of advertorial content from major industry suppliers, designed to help abrasive blasters choose, operate and maintain their abrasive blast-cleaning equipment. Users of the Guide can also consult the JPCL Equipment Buying Guide at pai...