Accession Number:

ADA458642

Title:

Benefit Analysis of SPC Panel SP-3 Projects and Evaluation of SPC Panel SP-3 Management and Administration

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ROBINSON-PAGE-MCDONOUGH AND ASSOCIATES INC GREENLAND NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

This Task has investigated the benefits derived from the projects sponsored during the past 4 years by SNAME Ship Production Committee Panel SP-3 on Surface Preparation and Coatings under the National Shipbuilding Research Program. This Task is an update to an earlier survey 1989 covering the previous 15 years. It has found that those projects offering timely information and assistance to the shipyard community in the surface preparation and coatings areas have yielded the most value. It has also found that the projects performed since the last survey generally have yielded more benefit value to the shipyard community than the earlier projects, an indication that during the past few years the Panel has become better aligned with shipyard needs. This Task has also assessed the opinion of the shipyard using community on the administration and management of Panel SP-3 itself. It has found that the practices currently in effect have been well received, and should be continued with only minor improvements. In regard to NSRP matters in general, however, the survey has revealed major concern about the length and uncertainty of the project finding cycle. It also points out difficulties in achieving and maintaining an awareness of NSRP matters throughout the shipyard community, and with the timely distribution to Panel participants of information on NSRP projects and activities. These concerns should be examined and treated promptly, as the future success of the NSRP may well depend on it.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE