Rix Shipping New Build
The vessel owners required their new build to have the double skin ballast tanks forepeak and aftpeak coated with an IMO PSPCC approved product. The other main problem was that all these areas were very confined in space and awkward for entry. The owners decided that they required a solution which did not require dry grit blasting or involve solvent based paints due to the risks involved. The CHEMCO IMO system met these requirements and further more could be applied directly on top of the new yard shop primer. Chemco was chosen as it is the only coating that met all the criteria.
Due to the tight confined spaces Baymarine Services were chosen to undertake the work programme as their expertise in this field was known to the shipyard personel.
Baymarine Services utilised fresh water high pressure wash (500bar) to remove any contaminants from the shop primer prior to application of the IMO approved Chemco system.
First/primer coat and stripe coat was carried out with Chemco Epo-chem RS 500P solvent free wet & rust tolerant epoxy system @ 100u DFT followed by the top coat with Epo-chem RA 500M solvent free, wet tolerant epoxy system @ 250u DFT.
The work was successfully supervised by Baymarine’s QA and by Chemco specialist coatings technical representative meeting all the parameters for IMO and Lloyds register for class certification.
The vessel was visited by owners and Lloyds from London as this was the first new building in UK that was coated under the new IMO PSPCC regulations.
Chemco was the only company which could provide the solution and did so in cost-effective manner.
Baymarine Services ticked all the boxes for preparation and applicationof the system to designated specification. The work programme was completed with no loss of production due to the flexibility of the Chemco solvent free system.
The owners were also delighted to receive Chemco’s comprehensive guarantee.