These extensively illustrated guidelines contain information and advice on technical matters related to the design, building, operating, maintenance, and repair of the corrosion protection systems of ships ballast tanks.
Design, building, operation, maintenance & repair of corrosion protection systems of ship ballast tanks. For designers, shipyards & owners. A reference for shipbuilding, ship repair & ship maintenance. 2002 Witherby & Co.
Ballast water carried by ships keeps them upright during loading and offloading operations and provides balance, stability, and trim during sailing. Because ballast water is loaded from the surrounding port or coastal waters, organisms in the ballast water sometimes establish populations resulting in biological invasions, which may have severe ecological or economic impacts. This standard is designed to test the effect of long-term accelerated exposure of treated water on coating systems.