Title
In situ study of the parameters quantifying the corrosion in ballast tanks and an evaluation of improving alternative In situ study of the parameters quantifying the corrosion in ballast tanks and an evaluation of improving alternative
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Bioscience Engineering
Publication type
conferenceObject
Publication
S.l. , [*]
Subject
Biology
Engineering sciences. Technology
Source (book)
Proceedings SSC Symposium, Washington D.C., 16 March 2011
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
An in situ study of more than 100 ballast tanks of merchant marine vessels looks to the corrosion process in these tanks from another perspective. The developed corrosion model shows major similarities with earlier studies based on laboratory experiments. The field work exposes the influence of ship construction parameters such as land of construction, coating type and the presence of sacrificial anodes on the corrosion process in the ballast tanks. Possible alternatives for vessels constructed with ordinary grade A steel and coated according to IMO PSPC standards are presented, even though further research is required to come to final conclusions.
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