Exploring Marine Applications for Heat-Reflective Coatings

This article examines solar reflective coatings technology, which is frequently used to prevent the effects of solar energy absorption by exterior surfaces of buildings, vessels or vehicles. These effects include higher internal temperatures, which in turn can lead to increased energy consumption as well as higher carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions. The article describes solar reflective coatings technology's background and the potential advantage of its use in the marine coatings sector. The author highlights the regulations for energy efficient design of new ships set forth by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), discusses the value of infrared reflecting pigments for delivering energy-saving benefits in a wide choice of colors, and examines the benefits of reduced thermal cycling stress and coating temperature.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 63, 65-68
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  • Accession Number: 01484083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2013 2:16PM