Onboard paint maintenance e-learning modules
Paint and coating supplier Jotun has partnered with e-learning provider Seagull Maritime to develop a set of e-learning modules on the theme of onboard paint maintenance, with emphasis on in-service treatments.
These modules will increase the understanding of painting in a marine environment and assist in training a crew in the safe and effective application of paint. The six-part series will particularly focus on inspection, planning and stock-keeping; health and safety; surface preparation; paint preparation and application; corrosion; and paint technology and coating life-cycle.
Roger Ringstad, managing director at Seagull Maritime, said “we are confident that these new hands-on e-learning modules will assist managers and crewmembers to improve onboard paint maintenance.
“In today’s maritime operations, sustainability and cost reduction are topics we see on every agenda. By doing the work properly, these costs will be reduced, and by using the best coating solutions, sustainability will be maintained.”
Surface prep critical
One of the best ways to combat corrosion is with the correct application of paint but thorough surface preparation is critical and good application technique is essential as if paint maintenance is not carried out properly, it is a waste of both time and money.
While major treatments usually take place in the repair yard and form part of the dry-dock budget, in-service maintenance is essential to limit ongoing potential deterioration that can have a real impact on long-term costs.
By Rebecca Jeffrey
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