A Survey of Japanese Shipyard Applied Marine Coatings Performance
AVONDALE SHIPYARDS INC NEW ORLEANS LA
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In July 1982, an on site inspection of Japanese shipbuilding facilities was performed to study Japans surface preparation and coatings planning and production methods. The study found that the Japanese approach to planning and construction did, in fact, reduce cost. Another finding was that the Japanese have developed a standard coating system which is designed to facilitate construction. Any variance from this standard system is considered an add-on and results in increased procurement costs for the ship owner. The question then logically arises, Are the Japanese application methods and coating systems adequate for the intended purpose and Will the systems provide adequate protection for the ships steel during the life of the vessel As will be seen in the body of the report, the Japanese system does provide adequate protection for a ships life cycle with scheduled crew and drydock maintenance. Generally, a ship is designed with a twenty year life cycle.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Marine Engineering