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Green Ship Technologies

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Photos courtesy Nippon Paint

The special pigmentation used in the

NOA (Nippon Optimized and Advanced) range is carefully adjusted to the cor- rect dry ? lm thickness of the system so applicators and inspectors can see immediately if an area meets the speci- ? cation or needs to be corrected.

sistant to a wide range of chemicals, sol- the application process.” cation, offshore units are less prone to vents and petroleum products, including While a NOA application improves rusting early.” those containing xylenes, methyl ethyl coating quality and helps to reduce man- While various NOA products have ketone, methanol, caustic soda and LSA hours and costs, Yamashita emphasises been developed according to the anti- fuel oil. the importance of NOA in maintaining corrosive requirements of different parts

Hiro Yamashita, Technical Manager, structural integrity. of the ship or offshore structure, all the

Nippon Paint Marine (Europe), says: “Correct ? lm thickness is crucial coatings are based on pigments that “The addition of NOA PC 700 to our es- in mitigating against corrosion risk to have various opacities depending on tablished NOA range signi? cantly pro- maintain ship structural strength,” Ya- ? lm thickness. tects inner tanks from corrosion while mashita says. “This is becoming more Since the ? rst NOA coating was preventing contamination. As with all and more apparent with the increase in launched in 1998, some 1770 newbuilds

NOA coatings, application is self-indi- areas requiring coating and the reduc- have bene? tted from NOA60 HS. NO- cating which enables the applicator to tion in the availability of skilled applica- A10M, however, has been used to re- visually con? rm the correct (wet/dry tors. By improving corrosion resistance pair and maintain the hulls of more than ? lm thickness has been achieved during through more accurate coating appli- 14,000 ships of all types. 43

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