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Coatings & Corrosion Control growth of organisms such as barnacles and zebra mussels on ships, pipes and other structures exposed to fresh or salt water.
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Polyurethane Coating Seals
Futura Coatings has developed a new coating for ship holds, which is designed to be corrosion and chemical resistant. The new product, called URA
Shield, is a spray-applied, elastomeric coating that forms a seamless "plastic- like barrier" according to the manufac- turer.
Futura specifically offers fishing fleet owners an option other than traditional fiberglass lining over plywood, a sys- tem, which can be susceptible to leak- age following numerous freeze/thaw cycles.
URA-Shield 5331 applied directly to plywood reportedly creates a seamless barrier to water and chemical intrusion.
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NoFire Technologies Offers
Compliant Coating System
NoFire Technologies has developed and currently offers a compliant paint and coating system for the marine industry. Its NoFire A-18 Marine paint has been tested at Southwest Research
Institute of San Antonio, and reportedly exceeds the requirements and complies with Resolution A.653 (161) and Reso- lution MSC.41 (64).
NoFire A-18 Marine paint has type approval by the U.S. Coast Guard, ABS,
DNV-EC and LR for use on all ships.
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USF Surface Prep Offers New
USF Surface Preparation Group's newly redesigned website — www.sur- facepreparation.com — allows cus- tomers to access dozens of products and services with the click of a mouse.
The company has more than 29 brands and an extensive product line, ranging from abrasive airblast equipment to wastewater treatment equipment.
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Bio-Dur 561 Used For Ballast
Tank Lining Repairs
Professional diving services and Bio-
Dur 561 enable permanent repairs to be made to ballast tank linings without dis- rupting normal operating schedules, an option attractive to shipowners as it allows not only the vessel to stay in ser- vice but saves the time and cost of dry- docking. Bio-Dur 561 is based on a unique blend of liquid epoxy polymer an aliphatic polyamine curing agents, which is able to displace water from wet surfaces in order to make a permanent bond. The formulation is solvent free to ensure safety and maximum technical performance.
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Belzona Offers Polymer Fixes
Since their inception 50 years ago, the marine community has used high per- formance polymeric compounds and specialized coatings extensively. Appli- cations range from small to large, from everyday repairs to once-in-a-lifetime jobs. Several repair techniques and products are type-approved by the major classification societies as well.
Polymers offer fast turnaround times, as repairs which traditionally took days or weeks can be accomplished in hours.
In many cases, repairs can also be car- ried out in situ, eliminating the need for costly disassembly.
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E FOR EASY MANOEUVRING
Ideal for river barges, seegoing vessels, inland vessels, supply vessels and drilling barges .
Ian Verhaar builds reliable, long-life
Omega bow and stern thrusters
With a thrust direction that's adjustable over 360°, Omega thrusters will keep any ship on the right course. They're the ideal complement to a Bollard Pull DP system of 24.9 LBF/kW.
The thrusters' extremely compact size allows their installation in even the smallest engine room.
The state-of-the-art Omega thrusters are available with power ratings ranging from 150 to 1500 kW.
OMEGA THRUSTERS )an Verhaar. P.O. Box 119 2340 AC Oegstgeest - Holland
Tel: + 31 71 5172631
Fax: + 31 71 5171926
E-mail: [email protected]
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Specializing in Deck Equipment
RESCUE BOAT SYSTEMS
DAVITS AND WINCHES
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Ph: (904) 428-3215 Fax: (904) 423-9480 202 N. Flagler Ave. / P.O. Box 358
Edgewater, Florida 32132
E-Mail: [email protected]
The fish can't believe their eyes
Barkemeyer Schiffstechnik GmbH & Co. KG., Birkenweg 11, D-21465 Reinbek ........ Tel.: +49 (0)40 7118020, Fax:+49 (0)40 7110086
E-mail: [email protected], lnternet:www.barkemeyer.com
The Desmond-Stephan Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 30, Urbana, Ohio 43078
Phone 937-653-7181, Fax 937-653-5511 ^'Trademark ot The Desmond-Steptan Mtg. Co
Barnacle, Paint, and
Rapidly remove paint, rust, scale, barnacles, and other hard coatings from metal and concrete surfaces without heavy pressure. New Swirl-Off scarifier attaches to your grinder, sander, drill, or polisher. Rotary tool scours tough deposits. Using pneumatic tools, it removes marine growths underwater. Easier, faster, and safer than scraping, sandblasting, or chemicals. There's nothing else like it! Ask for Bulletin MAR-1 showing many models and styles.
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