Lessons Learned for New Building Coatings (2005-363)
- Safinah Limited
- General Dynamics NASSCO
- NAVSEA 05M
NSRP ASE Investment: $54K
Ships are coming back to the U.S. for rapid refits and minimum maintenance, resulting in less than optimal coating selection and application as meeting short vessel turnaround time is paramount. There are opportunities to apply lessons learned to new vessels to optimize the applied coating scheme in order to gain maximum benefit in through-life costs. The team sought to assess the needs of coating at new build to minimize life cycle costs for the vessel, while meeting the needs of the new building process and the associated budget restrictions. Benefits include cost reduction through the life of the vessel by identification, management and elimination of repetitive problems. The new procedure will also enable alternative new building specifications to be evaluated and estimated, allowing assessment of the impact on through-life maintenance and new building and design budgets.
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