INTERNATIONAL DATAPLAN: A MAJOR ADVANCE IN PAINT MONITORING

International Dataplan is a computer-based system for monitoring paint performance under different trading conditions, developed by the International Paint Co. Owners expect to be able to pick up stores and paint anywhere in the world and, although there are a few major suppliers able to provide consistent products at all marine centres, it is rare to find a ship with only manufacturer's paint on it after a few years service. Two serious problems exist: to identify each ship and accurately describe the paint coatings used and to set standards which are internationally agreed upon against which performance can be measured and which can be used by any inspector world wide. Dataplan fills this need; it provides a data base for analysis of the performance of any particular product to measure paint conditions on a vessel that drydocks regularly. Currently it is limited to vessels over 7,500 dwt making scheduled drydockings, and concentrates primarily on outer hull maintenance. All the inspectors are employees of the same paint manufacturing group. A series of technical reporting standards have been developed. Every paint condition: corrosion, pitting, cracking, blistering, detachment, and fouling on each vessel examined in drydock is now based on these standards. Information is recorded directly on the drydocking reports which are computer input forms, for all types of damage or paint condition. Examples of these forms are included. Order from BSRA as No. 50,003.

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    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00194224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM