CORROSION AND ASSOCIATION PROBLEMS: EATING UP THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR BUDGET-A VLCC OPERATOR'S EXPERIENCE

Corrosion problems in an ageing VLCC fleet are a major concern, and for Chevron, represent a rapidly changing aspect of vessel maintenance and repair activity. Machinery and external hull maintenance have been regular and predictable. Even the maintenance of sophisticated vessel equipment such as electronic hardware and inert gas systems has not been beyond expectation. However, the cargo and ballast piping system and the internal hull structure demand an unusual amount of attention, in some cases far sooner than many owners expect. The sheer size of these systems in a VLCC results in their related corrosion problems accounting for a large portion of the total vessel maintenance and repair cost.

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    Intec Press Limited

    3 Station Parade
    Whyteleafe, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Moore, T R
  • Publication Date: 1981-2

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  • Accession Number: 00330939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM