RRS Sir David Attenborough

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RRS Sir David Attenborough

The RRS Sir David Attenborough is one of the world’s  most advanced polar research vessels. The ship was commissioned by NERC, built by Cammell Laird and operated by British Antarctic Survey. This new research platform will transform how ship-borne science is conducted in the Polar Regions.

The commissioning of the RRS Sir David Attenborough is designed to keep Britain at the forefront of world-leading research in Antarctica and the Arctic. This £200m commitment represents the UK Government‘s largest investment in polar science since the 1980s.

Corrosion Protection for Seawater Pipes

Newly fabricated seawater pipespools and slip on flanges required corrosion protection against the corrosive effects of exposure to seawater.

On arrival at Corroserve’s Leeds workshops all machined surfaces were masked prior to abrasive blasting followed by a blow down, sweep and vacuum to completely remove dust. Corroglass 600 was then applied, in multiple coats, using the Agmec internal pipe spaying method, to achieve the desired DFT.

Once cured all surface protection was removed, edges dressed and a full visual inspection completed. Thickness testing and spark testing was completed to ensure the quality of the finished coating system.

Corroglass 600 has excellent resistance to solvents, acids and seawater, providing undercutting resistance and sliding abrasion resistance. The coating system will significantly extend the pipes service life.