The results of full-scale trials with the reactivating antifouling developed by the Ship Research Institute of Norway (see Abstract No. 41,195, Oct. 1975) are reported. The ship used for the trials, the Nopal Argus, is a converted roll-on/roll-off car carrier operating between Japan, U.S. East and West coasts and Europe, involving some 300 days at sea throughout the year. Reactivation of the antifouling was carried out some 28 months after the vessel had gone into service by means of Scamp brushes and showed that beyond some slight mechanical damage, there had been no deterioration of the paint film. Prompted by this experience, the shipowners had the system applied to two other ships and also sponsored model experiments and a trials prognosis at the Wageningen tank. A cost comparison is made with a conventional antifouling and some recommendations are made concerning docking intervals and reactivation of the system. Order from: BSRA as No. 47,206.

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    • Presented at Second International Ship Painting and Corrosion Conference and Associated Exhibition, held in Amsterdam, March 11-12, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Benn Brothers Marine Publications Limited

    Lyon Tower, 125 High Street, Colliers Wood
    London SW19 2JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wahl, J E
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00168328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM