INTERESTED IN HAVING PART OF YOUR SHIP COATED WITH A DUPLEX SYSTEM AT NO COST?

IZA offers a unique opportunity to a ship owner to demonstrate the long-term corrosion protection provided by zinc thermal spray + paint.

What is the trial about?

IZA offers to a ship owner the opportunity to have a part of his ship covered by a duplex system.

Duplex coatings are high performance corrosion protection systems that comprise a thermal spray zinc or zinc alloy base coat and a paint top coat. They are already successfully and widely used by other industries for maritime applications such as offshore wind tower structures which can stay in service 25 years without coating maintenance, and road and rail steel bridges in coastal areas over salty waters.

Metallic zinc coatings – thermal sprayed or galvanized – are highly effective at protecting ships from corrosion and rust long-term because they provide both a physical barrier and cathodic protection for the underlying steel and thus are extremely long lasting.

Framework of the trial:

  • An independent 3rd party shall do physical inspections at regular intervals (e.g. twice per year).
  • IZA’s shall have the possibility to monitor the performance of the duplex system (have access to inspection reports/join inspector during inspection) and to get insights on corrosion maintenance costs – if they occur.
  • The trial shall be agreed for a minimum period of 10 years, better 15 years.
  • Description of the trial (including operators name and ship details) shall be used in IZA’s communications, during running period and after final results are known.
  • Paint details to be defined by the ship operator, but shall be the same for duplex area as for paint-only area to allow comparison

What about the guarantee?

  • A guarantee for the performance of the duplex system shall be provided by the applicator
  • In the unlikely event if earlier repair or repainting should be necessary (e.g. due to bad esthetic damages) operator shall inform applicator/IZA at least 3 months prior to repair so we can inspect before the repair works.

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For More Information Contact:

Martin van Leeuwen

Martin van Leeuwen

Manager, Technology & Market Development

T: +31 629 039 637

E: mvanleeuwen@zinc.org

Martin Gagné

Martin Gagné

Manager, Technology & Market Development

T: +1 647 228 1927

E: mgagne@zinc.org

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