Shipboard Corrosion Engineering
ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS OF THE NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC
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The Navy has increased its emphasis on the prevention and control of shipboard corrosion as a means of reducing the life-cycle costs of ships. This emphasis is required due to the increased technical sophistication of modern warship, and the reduction in the numbers of sailors available to perform chip- and-paint maintenance. Designing and building ships to prevent corrosion problems, and the use of modern corrosion control techniques has been demonstrated to be an effective method for reducing ship-force maintenance man-hours, thereby supporting the low-manning concept inherent in the design of many warships. The use of improved coatings including epoxy paints, metal spray coatings, water-borne coatings, ceramic-metal coatings for fasteners, and powder coatings technologies has been shown to reduce ship maintenance costs and to improve the performance of shipboard equipment.
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