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Jotun's Protective Coatings Pass the IMO PSPC COT Rules for Protecting Tanks Against Corrosion

Published on 2012-02-13. Author : SpecialChem

Jotun successfully completes testing of coating systems consistent with the new IMO PSPC rules for cargo oil tanks (COT), scheduled to come into force next year.

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.

Jotun has successfully completed testing for coating systems at one of the IMO-approved test institutes (COT in the Netherlands), passing with several tank coating systems. Two test methods are 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.

According to Jorunn Holdhus Skovly, Jotun's Product Manager for tankcoatings, Jotun coating systems performed well in these rigorous tests. "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."

About Jotun

The Jotun Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of paints, coatings and powder coatings. The group has 70 companies and 38 production facilities on all continents. Including the total network of legal companies, agents, branch offices and distributors Jotun is represented in more than 80 countries. Jotun's operations cover development, production, marketing and sales of various paint systems and products to protect and decorate surfaces in the residential, shipping and industrial markets. In 2010 the Jotun Group had a total sales income of NOK 13 452 million, and has today 7,800 employees. Headoffice is located in Sandefjord, Norway.

Source: Jotun


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