Jotun coating systems pass IMO PSPC testing

Jotun_IMOJotun has successfully completed testing for coating systems at an IMO-approved test institute for several of its tank coating systems.

Effective January 2013

The new IMO PSPC rules for cargo oil tanks (COT) will go into effect January 2013. Focused on maintaining the long-term integrity of tanks, the new standard requires that all coatings used in the tanks must provide long-term protection against the corrosive effects of crude oil.

Two test methods

Two test methods were utilised. The first test simulates the composition of the vapour phase in crude oil tanks both in ballast and in fully loaded condition. The second test simulates immersion in a crude oil tank with a model liquid developed to replicate some of the most corrosive crude oils.

Ensures trustworthiness

According to Jorunn Holdhus Skovly, Jotun's Product Manager for tankcoatings, Jotun coating systems performed well in these rigorous test. "Jotun welcomes the IMO regulations as they ensure a given standard for the whole coating process, from steel preparation to control measures," she says.

"Type approval for coating systems ensures that our customers can trust they are selecting appropriate and high-performance coating systems, fit for purpose."

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