DEVELOPMENT OF UNDER-WATER PAINTING SYSTEM

In answer to the demand for an efficient underwater painting system for offshore structures and ships' hulls, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering Co. Ltd, and the Japan Ship's Machinery Development Association, after much research and experiment, have developed two systems: one for relativley small areas with curved surfaces, such as offshore structures and inside large-diameter steel pipes; the other for large areas such as ship's hulls, namely;--Underwater-hardening anti-corrosive paint for roller application by a diver. An epoxy paint in putty form with appropriate viscosity and initial adhesiveness. Applied after removing slime, it gives a very good coat. Underwater-hardening anti-corrosive and anti-fouling paint for spray application. Can be exposed to water after quick drying by compressed air, following application in the underwater air chamber. It will harden evenly in sea water without the solvent content or the paint itself being affected. The A.C. version is a high-solid tar-epoxy type paint, the A.F. is a vinyl type. Order from BSRA as No. 49,329.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tokyo News Service Limited

    10 Ginza Nishi, 8-chome, Chuo-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 20
  • Serial:
    • Zosen
    • Volume: 23
    • Publisher: Tokyo News Service Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM