A method to test new surface preparation techniques for preparing existing offshore structures for maintenance painting has been developed. This paper will explain how the tests were conducted, how effective each method was at removing salts, and how the coatings performed in the ISO and NASA tests.
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.