For many bulk carriers, the condition of the cargo holds affects both the earning capacity of the vessel (e.g. the ability to accept a cargo or the time spent maintaining and cleaning) and the structural integrity of the vessel (corrosion protection).
The cargo hold is subjected to extreme conditions during service, ranging from mechanical damage caused by cargo loading and discharge operations to chemical attack from aggressive cargoes, and high temperatures from cargoes that are loaded when hot or that may generate heat themselves.
Coating maintenance is sometimes difficult, or impossible, when the vessel is in service. Thus, the careful choice of the cargo hold coating can have a bearing on the safety and profitability of the vessel.
Within the SIGMA COATINGS® product portfolio we have a range of cargo hold coatings that are tailored to meet the varied operational requirements of the modern dry bulk industry.