How to Remove Antifouling Paint

Given that antifouling paints, whether hard or soft, come mixed with a combination of toxic copper, organotin compounds or other chemical substances, special care should be taken when removing such a dicey mix. To differentiate, hard paints are used for speed-based products like racing yachts and motor boats, while slower boats have softer paints due…

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CAPAC Systems in Ocean Engineering

  Anyone who relies on the condition of submerged surfaces, whether it is a large ocean vessel or some permanent or semi-permanently submerged structure, knows how important it is to protect against rust and corrosion. The continual exposure of the surface to water encourages electrolysis based corrosion to occur and this can affect the performance…

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What is a Cathodic Protection System?

Metals have the ability to rust, particularly when left out in the elements. Since many metallic structures are used in the outdoors, they must be able to survive moisture and oxidation. A cathodic protection system is one way that engineers have learned to preserve rust-prone metals. Pure metals have the ability to react chemically, but…

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