Shipping & Marine

Surface Preparation Applications

Shipping & Marine

Surface Preparation Applications

Shipping & Marine Surface Preparation
Shipping & Marine Surface Preparation

Shipping & Marine Surface Preparation

All steel marine vessels – from naval vessels to cruise liners – need an effective barrier against corrosion and the build up of surface contaminants which can cause damage to the super structure.

When considering the replacement of the surface coating, an effective surface preparation policy needs to be addressed.

SPE Contracting have vast experience in the preparation of steel surfaces in the shipping industry and have the knowledge and tools required to tackle the most demanding tasks quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.

Shot blasting on a ship deck
Preparing steel on a ship hull

Captive Blasting to Prepare Steel Surfaces

When it comes to the shipping industry, an in depth knowledge of the the type of material to be removed as well as the type of material to be re-applied are essential in formulating the optimal surface preparation solution.

Captive Shot blasting is the surface preparation technique of choice when removing non skid material, paint, rust and mill scale for example, but it is essential that the blasting technicians have the necessary skills to ensure the process results in the correct profile and key for the new surface coating. Too little and too much can both be problematic.

We utilise a captive blasting process, so that any dust and debris is internally collected via vacuums for easy disposal, providing for an efficient, environmentally friendly solution.

Steel decks, and where possible hulls, are blasted to SA2.5 as standard, but SA3 is available on request.

Dockside Surface Preparation

SPE Contracting are not just specialists at steel preparation (of up to SA3 standard), we are also world leaders in the preparation of almost any surface including concrete and asphalt.

We are therefore in an ideal position to be able to provide solutions to all your surface preparation tasks – including those dockside.

Health & safety is always an important consideration – especially in wet concrete areas where anti-slip surfaces need to be maintained. Dockside vehicles also need highways and surfaces with profiles to maximise grip. Protective waterproof coatings are another surface that need replacement from time to time and it is essential that these surfaces are prepared correctly. A correctly shot blasted surface can provide the required textured finish.

Types of vessels we prepare - oil tanker