Coatings for vessels and offshore plants are applied to protect the structures in extremely severe environmental conditions. Unlike structures built on land, vessels are independent marine vehicles, which means they must withstand extremely corrosive environments while securing safety and easy maintenance even when parts of the hull are damaged.
In particular, most of the hulls made of iron or wood remain submerged in seawater during voyage, and the structures exposed in the air are constantly exposed to seawater droplets and intense UV rays. Therefore, proper anti-corrosive and anti-fouling coating systems are required.
Vessels are classified by application, cargo status and loading method. First, it is classified into merchant vessels, special-purpose vessels, battleships and fishing boats depending on the application. The structures are largely comprised of exterior (hull) and interior (cargo tank, residential area, engine room, etc.), and the recommended specifications for each part vary.
|Applications||Applied Products||KCC recommendation|
|Bottom of ship (rust prevention)||Vertical Bottom Flat Bottom||Rust preventive Coatings||EH2350, EH2351, EH2352, EH2030|
|High abrasion resistant Coatings||EH3090|
|Bottom of ship (Anti-fouling)||Vertical Bottom Flat Bottom||Anti-foulding Coatings||A/F795, EgisPacific, EgisPacific(P), EgisPacific(L), EgisArrow|
|Exposed area / (Exterior)||Topside
Deck House (outside)
|Rust preventive coatings
|Ballast tank||Watar Ballast Tank||Rust preventive coatings||EH2350, EH2351, EH2352, EH2030|
|Cargo tank||Cargo Hold (bulk carrier)
Cargo Hold (container ship)
Cargo Tank (oil tanker)
|Abrasion resistant rust preventive coating
Anti-yellowing rust preventive coating
Rust preventive coating
|Cargo Tank (chemical tanker)||Zinc/Phenolic/Pure Epoxy||IZ180(N), EH2630, EP174(T)||Cargo Tank (LNG line)||Wash Primer / Mastic||VP186, EN9771(D)|
|Other areas||Engine Room
Rust preventive coating
Offshore plants explore/drill/excavate/produce deep underwater marine resources and are also called marine production facility. Representative devices include drillship that drills deep sea crude gas and FPSO (Floating Production Storage Offloading). As each offshore plant is manufactured differently due to its uniqueness in parts and designs, KCC’s specialists recommend from a broad range of coatings and specifications.