Tests conducted by Owatrol International on a project in Sweden showed how this paint and finish protected a rusted barge ballast tank, from further degradation. It is compatible with any harsh environment, especially seawater. Apply it on both new and rusted surfaces.
CIP has anti-corrosive properties of Owatrol Oil, which stabilise surfaces through deep penetration into the substrate, forming a stable solid layer.
Applying CIP on Surfaces of a Cargo Ship
Surfaces using CIP, do not require prior prepping, for example, sanding or shot blasting. The pigment in CIP provides an enhanced protection and perfect film forming qualities.
The only prepping on surfaces involves removal of loose rust flakes. To go through this minimal task, you may need a pressure gun, of about 500 kBar to get rid of grime, previous paint and dirt.
Add two coats of CIP at this stage on the entire surface of the ballast tank. For this kind of surface, a customer claimed to have used a litre of CIP on 15 meters squared.
Before CIP Application
Standard CIP Application Process
Start by preparing the surface. Proceed to applying CIP. However, for defaced surfaces, you may need to follow a slightly different process;
• For new surfaces, use a single coat of Owatrol CIP. For surfaces in aggressive climatic conditions, add another layer.
• For stainless or new unpainted rusty steel, use a double coat of Owatrol CIP on the surfaces.
• Severely rusted surfaces you may need to apply three coats of Owatrol CIP. Alternatively, using wet on wet method, use three coats of Owatrol Oil, until the affected surface saturates. Give it 24 hours to dry, and then apply a double coat of Owatrol CIP.
• Previously painted surfaces need to be spot primed, using a double layer of Owatrol CIP. Add another layer on the surface, after a while.
Protecting surfaces with CIP ensures that rust is kept away, prolonging the life of metallic surfaces.