Performance of formulations of antifouling coatings to protect carbon steel from effects of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and marine biofouling in a tropical harbor seawater was assessed by field and laboratory experiments. • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM). • Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). • X-ray diffraction (XRD). • Seawater immersion.
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In this multi-author book, Coatings Failures: Case Studies in Analysis and Solutions-Marine Coatings, coatings experts recall days in the field when they were faced with premature coating failures, determined a cause, and developed a solution.
Chapters touch upon such topics as marine coating systems and antifouling topcoats, the loss of adhesion and delamination of ship coatings, the failure of a separator onboard a FPSO, and even the importance of not painting a structure during a windstorm.
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This research investigated antifouling coatings, foul-release coatings, and fluorinated powder coatings for mussel control. Parker Dam, on the Colorado River, was selected for our test site due to the rapid reproduction rates of the quagga mussels. Zebra mussels were first introduced in the United States in the 1980’s by foreign vessels in the Great Lakes. The rapid migration of the mussels west prompted the US Bureau of Reclamation to examine technologies that might reduce their impact on water resources infrastructure. Many new materials and coating products have been developed to deter the attachment of mussels onto infrastructure.
Antifouling coatings are a benefit to the environment because they reduce vessel drag which can increase fuel usage by as much as 86% and reduce the hull transport of nonindigenous species which may account for up to 70% of invertebrate invasive species in coastal waters. Copper-based antifouling coatings are used on over 90% of vessels in the world that have biofouling control coatings on their hulls.
Coatings are applied to steel elements exposed in natural waters to mitigate the deleterious effects of naturally occurring physical-, chemical-, and biodegradation processes. Degradation of steel submerged in natural waters can occur due to corrosion and marine fouling. Recent findings indicated that there are synergistic effects of surface fouling to facilitate biocorrosion.
This paper considers the environmental and financial impact of various antifouling coatings for ships hulls. To do this comparison an eco-efficiency analysis was conducted comparing three different fouling control systems which offer the same customer benefit of a clean underwater hull. The results clearly demonstrated that fluoropolymer foul release technology can offer this benefit in the most eco efficient way having lower impacts on both the environment and on the economics of using that technology.
Tralopyril was developed as a marine antifouling agent for use in antifouling coatings. The compound has been registered with the US EPA since 2007. Since then, a range of marine coatings have been developed utilizing tralopyril for control of barnacles and other invertebrate animal fouling organisms, frequently, but not exclusively, in combination with a soft fouling control agent.