Sunday, 4 May 2014

Abrasive blasting is vital in helping to to protect marine vessels from corrosion

Why corrosion is so damaging in a marine environment

Boats and ships of all kinds are particularly prone to corrosion, in particular rust, which can affect the hull, propellor, motor and other surfaces. They also suffer from crevice corrosion, which is where a crevice is formed under a deposit (such as silt or sand) or anywhere moisture can get trapped and become stagnant.

Whatever the form of corrosion, it’s important to treat it effectively, and abrasive blasting is an important part of the process. This enables affected surfaces to be stripped back to a corrosion free base that can then be primed and protectively coated.

Why protective coatings are so important in a marine environment

Protective coating is one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways of combating corrosion on marine vessels and protects against moisture being able to interact with the boat’s surfaces, which in turn leads to degradation and corrosion.

Preparing surfaces with abrasive blasting prior to coating creates an effective anchor for the coating and the right physical environment for the coating material to interact effectively with the surface. Therefore, the effective performance of a marine vessel coating very much depends on the quality of the surface preparation and so preparing the surface for a coat of anti-foul coatings is an extremely important step in maintaining a boat’s longevity and seaworthiness.

Abrasive blasting is able to treat surfaces so that they have a cleanliness and profile suitable for the type of protective coating that is to be applied.

Australian Enviroblast is a specialist in abrasive blasting for all types of marine vessels, structures and equipment
Abrasive blasting is crucial to the preparation of boats for re-painting and re-coating—to read more, please click here


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