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2004 Edition, December 3, 2004

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Offshore Platform Ballast Water Tank Coating System Evaluation

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2004 Edition, December 3, 2004
  • Published Date: December 3, 2004
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: NACE International (NACE)
  • Page Count: 12
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This NACE standard test method covers both new construction and maintenance ballast water tank coating systems for tension leg platforms (TLPs), semi-submersible platforms, and floating production and storage offloading systems (FPSOs).

Six test methods-cathodic disbondment, seawater immersion resistance, dimensional stability, aging stability, edge retention, and thick-film cracking-are used to evaluate these coating systems. The facility owners shall specify the acceptance criteria according to their specific requirements.

The ballast water temperature in a TLP or semi- submersible platform is normally below 25°C (77°F) and can be much higher in a FPSO, depending on crude oil temperatures. Therefore, FPSOs require one additional hot/wet cycling test.