Boud Van Rompay presents paper at RINA Marine Coatings Conference in London17/04/2013
A synopsis of Boud Van Rompay's paper follows:
Title: The better alternative underwater hull coating system is already here
The best of all worlds in underwater hull coating systems is a non-toxic, hard, surface treated composite (STC) which lasts the life of the hull without need for replacement or major repair, which gets smoother with time and in-water cleaning rather than degrading. STCs are easy to apply, are very tough even in ultra harsh environments such as ice and gravel, can be cleaned of any level of fouling without any damage to the coating or harm to the environment and have even been proved to protect rudders from cavitation damage. They meet all current and predicted regulatory requirements. They offer the full, non-toxic answer to the NIS issue. Used standardly in conjunction with in-water cleaning, they are capable of the highest level of fuel efficiency over the entire life of the hull. This paper will present STCs as the better alternative underwater hull coating system, available now and of immediate interest to naval architects, shipbuilders, shipowners/operators and regulatory/environmental organizations.
The full paper is available for reading and download here.