The National Shipbuilding Research Program. Shipyard MACT Implementation Plan and Compliance Tools
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD
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The MACT standard for shipyards controls which coatings may be applied to a ship during construction or repairs. It does this by requiring the shipyard to use only coatings that meet, or are lower than, the coating VOC limits for marine coatings established in the MACT. These VOC limits apply to all marine coating operations in the shipyard, no matter who conducts the work shipyard personnel, subcontractor or ship s force. The VOC limits apply to all marine coatings, whatever their origin shipyard supplied, customer supplied or government furnished. If a coating does not meet the MACT standard, it is illegal for the shipyard to allow it to be applied to a ship while the ship is in the shipyard. Any time a marine coating operation is conducted within the physical boundaries of the shipyard it is subject to the MACT standards. and the shipyard is responsible for ensuring compliance.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Marine Engineering