A Descriptive Overview of Japanese Shipbuilding Surface Preparation and Coating Methods
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD
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The National Shipbuilding Research Program NSRP, whose principal objective is increased shipbuilding and productivity, has stimulated a broad range of research projects. These projects, in turn, have kept that goal in clear view of the industry. Recently, an objective of the National Shipbuilding Research Program has been to seek international communications, liaison and research. Logically, because Japan has won the reputation for outstanding productivity, outreach researchers have focused their attention on her facilities and technology. In July 1981, an on site inspection of Japanese shipbuilding facilities was performed to study Japans surface preparation and coating planning and methods. In addition, coating material manufacturers and application subcontractors facilities were visited. This report summarizes the information gathered from the field survey. Mr. John Peart of Avondale Shipyards was principally responsible for this research tour and its resulting observations and conclusions. Accompanying him was Dr. Gerald Soltz, a specialist in corrosion control and effective surface preparation and coating methodology.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Marine Engineering