Accession Number : ADA557490
Title : A Review of Marine Growth Protection System (MGPS) Options for the Royal Australian Navy
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : DEFENSE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) MARITIME PLATFORMS DIV
Personal Author(s) : Grandison, Clare ; Piola, Richard ; Fletcher, Lyn
Report Date : Dec 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 38
Abstract : Biofouling of ship's internal seawater systems can have serious implications for performance, continuing operational capability and crew habitability. Internal seawater piping systems and intakes are prone to heavy fouling pressure due to the relative inaccessibility and complexity of these systems. Fouling control in internal systems is optimally maintained by the installation and operation of Marine Growth Protection Systems (MGPS), which prevent fouling by operating within the internal seawater system to deliver antifouling agents. This review of available and emerging MGPS and other fouling control systems provides an overview of the current RAN MGPS experience, other available treatment options and recommendations for ongoing investigation into potential future protocols for fouling management in the RAN fleet.
Descriptors : *ANTIFOULING COATINGS , AUSTRALIA , BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION , FLEETS(SHIPS) , FOULING , FOULING ORGANISMS , PIPING SYSTEMS , PROTECTION , SEA WATER
Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE