SHIPS' PAINTS AND COATINGS: AN ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC USE OF MATERIALS

In a competitive industrial environment, wastage and other losses of materials have to be minimised throughout the "material flow" of the process concerned. In relation to paint coatings (where a distinction may be made between avoidable and unavoidable wastage), material flow can be defined as consisting of: (i) the production and distribution of the coating materials; (ii) procurement by the user; (iii) storage and handling before use; (iv) preparation and mixing for use; (v) application; and (vi) rectification of imperfections and defects. The Author discusses each of these items in relation to the coating systems used for ships and offshore structures, where the wastage can be much greater than that in other industries, and makes a number of recommendations in the interests of coating-material economy. Estimates of wastage and possible savings applicable to the various items are given as percentages. Order from BSRA as No. 50710.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Schroedter (C) and Company

    Stubbenhuk 10
    Hamburg 11,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Luhrs, G
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 217
  • Serial:
    • HANSA
    • Volume: 116
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Deutsche Bahn AG

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196022
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM