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Wärtsilä, Maersk Developing Solution to Prevent Scrubber Discharge Pipe Corrosion

Wärtsilä Underwater Services’ diver performing a scrubber overboard repair on a container vessel. (Photo: Wärtsilä)

The technology group Wärtsilä and Danish ship operator A.P. Moller - Maersk have provided a means for preventing corrosion in scrubber discharge pipes. The permanent in-pipe solution is designed to solve corrosion problems associated with open-loop scrubber washwater discharge.The majority of the estimated 5,

Carboline Celebrates 75 Years

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of Carboline, a global leader in coatings, linings and fireproofing. Carboline was founded by Stanley Lopata in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1947 and has grown into a global organization.Company president, Chris Tiernay remarked, "Two thousand twenty-two marks our 75th anniversary,

Beele Introduces New Production Line for Coatings

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Only a few months after the first machines in Sealing Valley were commissioned, an entirely new mixing and filling line has now been put into operation as well. The line was specifically developed for one of Beele Engineering’s recent products: FISSIC coating.FISSIC coatingFISSIC is a new, high-quality

Marine Corrosion: AI & Corrosion Detection

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ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe completed a pilot project applying artificial intelligence (AI) models to detect levels of corrosion and coating breakdown on ships and offshore structures.The project demonstrated the accuracy of AI in detecting and assessing structural anomalies commonly found during visual inspection.

RENOLIT's Films Showcased at METSTRADE

RENOLIT is offering new and innovative alternatives to conventional paintings. Especially the antifouling film RENOLIT DOLPHIN S is setting new standards in the market. Now, the company presents its products at the world’s largest B2B leisure marine equipment show: The METSTRADE in Amsterdam.Against the background of the EU biocide regulations,

Anti-Fouling Film Tested on Fairway Buoys

Buoy no. 45 (painted with a corrosion protection) after three months Photo: RENOLIT Group

The biocide-free anti-fouling film, RENOLIT DOLPHIN S is already well established in in shipping industry. As a biocide-free alternative to anti-fouling paints, this product sets new standards. Further practical trials have now shown that this film could be suitable for other fields of application.In April 2018,

MATCOR by BrandSafway Earns Patent for Linear Anode

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MATCOR, a BrandSafway company, recently earned a design patent for its Iron Gopher, a linear anode designed to prevent corrosion through cathodic protection in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) applications. With a braided stainless steel jacket for linear anode protection during installation and

HullWiper Secures Business at New Australian Base

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HullWiper Ltd’s underwater hull cleaning technology is marking a successful first month of operations at the Port of Townsville, Australia, with initial contracts already secured following its July 2018 launch. HullWiper’s Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) provides affordable and eco-friendly hull cleaning

Performance Metals: Aluminum Protection Equipment

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Whether it's an outboard, sterndrive or entire hull, aluminum needs special precautions to prevent galvanic corrosion, especially when used in salt or brackish water. Performance Metals Products offers a simple explanation of why safeguarding aluminum with aluminum is the wisest choice and what can be done to protect these valuable investments.

AkzoNobel Opens 'Mega-Warehouse'

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AkzoNobel, a global paint and coatings manufacturer, announced the opening of a newly-constructed mega-warehouse in La Porte, Texas. The new facility serves as a hub for all of the company’s Houston-area Marine and Protective Coatings warehouses in one central location.The state-of-the-art warehouse is operated by Palmer Logistics.