Standards for the Preparation of Steel Substrates for PSPC

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Standards for the Preparation of Steel Substrates for PSPC
Specifications: ISBN  978-4303582119
70 pages
16.8 x 22.5 cm / 6.7 x 9.0 in (WxH)
Category: Academic & Science
Publisher: Kaibundo Publishing Co., Ltd.
Tokyo, 2010
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In 2006, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) developed resolution MSC215(82), which specified performance standards for protective coatings (PSPC) for steel used in seawater ballast tanks and double-sided skin spaces in all types of ships and bulk carriers. The standards went into effect on July 1, 2008. In anticipation of this, beginning in 2007, the Japan Ship Technology Research Association (JSTRA) compiled a photographic collection of surface preparation examples for reference when implementing PSPC, showing actual examples of various kinds of welds, burning, white rust, and other conditions encountered in shipbuilding. The first version of the collection came out in 2008, and this expanded version was published in 2010. The revised edition includes photos showing the standard for minimum 70-percent removal of intact shop primer. An English-language publication, this volume includes 54 pages of full-color photographs.

About the Editor
Nihon Senpaku Gijutsu Kenkyū Kyōkai (Japan Ship Technology Research Association) develops integrated strategies for the establishment of international regulations and standards in maritime affairs as well as for furthering maritime R&D. The Association seeks to promote safety and contribute to environmental protection around the globe through efficient, flexible, and expeditious responses supported by Japanese technological capabilities, as well as to enhance the international competitiveness of the shipbuilding and marine transport industries through its R&D programs.