Ecospeed solves corrosion of scrubber pipes and outlets

At the start of 2016, the inside of a scrubber was coated with Ecospeed for the first time. The scrubber was located in one of the ballast tanks of a roro ship in Landskrona, Sweden. A lasting, chemical resistant coating was needed that could withstand the hazardous pollutants filtered out from the ship’s exhaust gases. Ecospeed proved to be the perfect solution.

Since then Ecospeed has been applied on scrubber systems regularly. Over the last year our Ecospeed coating system was applied on the scrubber pipes, outlets and diffusers of well over 30 vessels.

The highly corrosive fluids that flow through scrubbers and their outlets make short work of most marine paints and can cause severe corrosion of the scrubber outlet pipes as well as the external ship hull area surrounding the outlet. This has been a severe problem for ship owners and operators.

Ecospeed is highly resistant to most chemicals, including all of those that are included in the effluent from scrubbers. Coating the scrubber outlet pipes and plates, diffusers and the hull area surrounding the outlet with Ecospeed is a full and permanent solution to this problem.

 

 

Ecospeed application on scrubber pipe.

Fixing corroded pipes

If an existing scrubber suffers corrosion damage, it is not too late to fix it. Subsea Industries’ sister company Hydrex regularly replaces scrubber overboard pipes. This is done on-site without the ship needing to go to drydock.

In all cases the new pipes are protected with Ecospeed. If no welding work needs to be carried out in close proximity to the coated area, the new pipes are coated in advance. If this is not an option, Ecospeed is applied after the new pipe is installed.

Pipes can also be replaced preemptively. If a pipe starts to corrode, a leak is just a matter of time. By performing the replacement before the leak occurs, a costly, unscheduled repair can be avoided.

 

 

 

 

Hydrex welder during installation of new overboard pipe.

Conclusion

Several benefits make Ecospeed the perfect choice to protect scrubbers.

  • The coating system is highly chemically resistant. Taking into account the nature of the process taking place inside the scrubber, this is essential for our customers.
  • Ecospeed lasts the lifetime of a vessel. No repaints will need to be scheduled during future dockings of the ship. This saves time and money.
  • It is a true biocide-free solution. The coating is 100% toxin-free and there is no negative effect on the water quality or the marine environment at any point of its application or use.

 

 

 

 

At the start of 2016, the inside of a scrubber was coated with Ecospeed for the first time. The scrubber was located in one of the ballast tanks of a roro ship in Landskrona, Sweden. A lasting, chemical resistant coating was needed that could withstand the hazardous pollutants filtered out from the ship’s exhaust gases. Ecospeed proved to be the perfect solution.

Since then Ecospeed has been applied on scrubber systems regularly. Over the last year our Ecospeed coating system was applied on the scrubber pipes, outlets and diffusers of well over 30 vessels.

The highly corrosive fluids that flow through scrubbers and their outlets make short work of most marine paints and can cause severe corrosion of the scrubber outlet pipes as well as the external ship hull area surrounding the outlet. This has been a severe problem for ship owners and operators.

Ecospeed is highly resistant to most chemicals, including all of those that are included in the effluent from scrubbers. Coating the scrubber outlet pipes and plates, diffusers and the hull area surrounding the outlet with Ecospeed is a full and permanent solution to this problem.

 Fixing corroded pipes

If an existing scrubber suffers corrosion damage, it is not too late to fix it. Subsea Industries’ sister company Hydrex regularly replaces scrubber overboard pipes. This is done on-site without the ship needing to go to drydock.

In all cases the new pipes are protected with Ecospeed. If no welding work needs to be carried out in close proximity to the coated area, the new pipes are coated in advance. If this is not an option, Ecospeed is applied after the new pipe is installed.

Pipes can also be replaced preemptively. If a pipe starts to corrode, a leak is just a matter of time. By performing the replacement before the leak occurs, a costly, unscheduled repair can be avoided.

 Conclusion

Several benefits make Ecospeed the perfect choice to protect scrubbers.

  • The coating system is highly chemically resistant. Due to the nature of the process taking place inside the scrubber, this is essential for our customers.
  • No repainting will need to be scheduled during future dockings of the ship. This saves time and money.
  • It is a true biocide-free solution. The coating is 100% toxin-free and there is no negative effect on the water quality or the marine environment at any point of its application or use.

Contact us for information or a quote for an upcoming project

Do you have a newbuild or docking coming up that you feel one of our coatings would be the perfect fit for? Contact us now and we will answer your questions and provide a quote.

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