oceaniamarine

News: Oceania Marine Masters Intersleek

December 21, 2010 by oceaniamarine
Oceania Marine Masters Intersleek

Oceania Marine Masters Intersleek

Here at the shipyard we have just finished an interesting and very busy 6 months. The highlight has been gearing up to become an approved Intersleek applicator for International Paints. This has involved repairing and recoating a number of older 700 antifoul coatings and applying 2 completely new 900 antifoul coatings.

The main technical issues involved from our perspective were:

Contamination by silicone residues – this involved using dedicated equipment which would only been used to apply Intersleek – careful disposal and management of all protective clothing – 100% tenting of the paint area including the floor – using inside paint shed with good extraction and filtering
Meeting environmental specifications for application -great care must be taken to meet the humidity and temperature requirements for application – as this work was carried out in the New Zealand Winter this involved working in climate controlled paint sheds here at the shipyard – the vessels were internally preheated to warm the hull plate – heated and conditioned air was ducted into the containment tent from the shed climate control equipment
Surface preperation prior to application was demanding – existing coatings of 700 are sticky and attract dust so careful and thorough cleaning was required – in all cases extreme care was needed to effectively wash down and clean all paint surfaces prior to painting
All the vessels we applied Intersleek to were of aluminium construction and high speed. Clients reported good speed gains and being able to maintain service speed at significantly lower engine revolutions (resulting in fuel savings). A new 900 application is also a 5 year system which is considerably longer than for conventional anti fouling.

Having mastered the application of Intersleek, so as to ensure the full benefits of the paint system accrue to the client, we have to say we are fans. If you wish to discuss this paint system with us please feel free and check us out on http://www.oceaniamarine.co.nz .

Add a Related Photo | Add a Related Video 


No Comments - Share Your Thoughts

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

More Oceania Marine Masters Intersleek Information:

  1. Refit of 31,5m superyacht BLACK PEARL at Oceania Marine
    Alex Lever

    News: Refit of 31,5m superyacht BLACK PEARL at Oceania Marine

    December 19, 2014 by Alex Lever

    Luxury yacht Black Pearl was originally built at Oceania Marine yard in 2011. Following a busy few years during which time she has been to Europe, she is now having …


  2. Dashew FPB97 Yacht ICEBERG launched at Oceania Marine
    lucy

    News: Dashew FPB97 Yacht ICEBERG launched at Oceania Marine

    November 25, 2014 by lucy

    Luxury yacht ICEBERG offers spacious and comfortable accommodation. There is a generous full-beam master stateroom, providing a walk-in wardrobe, en-suite with shower, tub and sauna as well as lounging space. …


  3. Oceania Marine's North Shipyard working on major upgrades of Damen Sea Axe Shadow Support Yacht UMBRA
    black

    News: Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard working on major upgrades of Damen Sea Axe Shadow Support Yacht UMBRA

    August 13, 2014 by black

    The project is scheduled to be completed within the next three months and includes, a two metre addition to the stern, fitting of helicopter deck and all equipment and infrastructure …