• NACE equips society to protect people, assets and
    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.

Maritime

The global cost of corrosion is estimated to be $2.5 trillion USD, which is equivalent to 3.4% of the global GDP (2013), according to NACE’s IMPACT Study. The Study estimates that savings of up to 30% can be realized on the actual costs of corrosion related maintenance (not including lost revenue due to downtime) over the life of an asset.
It has been estimated that the total cost of marine corrosion worldwide is between $50-80 billion every year.

As an organization, NACE International is committed to providing solutions to the maritime industry that reduce costs, maximize asset availability, keep personnel safe, and preserve the environment. Our resources are solution providers designed to serve a wide range of maritime industry areas, including:


Crew Training

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All mariners know that a well-trained and practiced crew can have a tremendous positive impact on the safe operation and maintenance of a ship. This is an area where a little bit of training on how to handle corrosion “in the field” can go a long way towards maximizing asset integrity and service life, and minimizing risk of failure and cost.

Through near misses, incidents, forced shutdowns (outages), accidents, etc.,the maritime industry has come to realize that lack of corrosion management can be very costly. To achieve the full extent savings through proper corrosion management, it is imperative that an organization’s management system implement a Corrosion Management System (CMS).

Following the U.S. Federal Highway Administration study, “Corrosion Costs and Preventive Strategies in the United States,” the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has been in the process of developing and implementing a comprehensive corrosion management program. A CMS program address the threat of corrosion for existing and future assets across the complete lifecycle of the asset, from design to decommissioning.

NACE International offers the ONLY marine-specific certification recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) standard.

Courses

Marine Coating Technology

The Marine Coating Technology Course covers the fundamental issues that are specific to coatings in the marine industry.

Basic Corrosion

The Basic Corrosion Course focuses on corrosion and the potential problems caused by corrosion.

Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training (S-CAT)

The Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training course provides a foundation of coatings, corrosion, and corrosion control knowledge for assessing the condition of tanks and other military ship structures, while determining the required actions necessary to effectively maintain fully operational status.

Books

Protective Coating & Corrosion Assessment: A Field Guide (Offshore Edition)

This laminated, coil-bound, offshore field guide is used as an aid for consistent application of condition evaluation criteria. The guide includes photographic plates that illustrate corrosion and coatings degradation for structures, piping, equipment, and wells. Photographic plates using the MMS A-B-C grading system for Level I inspections currently provided to MMS inspectors also are included. It identifies critical areas of concern and imminent safety issues.

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Fixed Offshore Platforms

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Offshore structures represent large capital investments and are being placed worldwide. Control of corrosion on offshore structures such as wind turbines, fixed-leg platforms, tension-leg platforms (TLPs), semisubmersibles, spar platforms, and floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs) is necessary to sustain oil and gas production, provide safe working and living areas, and avoid potential harm to the environment.

NACE provides industry consensus standards for corrosion control in atmospheric zones, splash zones, exterior submerged zones, and ballast water tanks (internally submerged) and training for the inspection and maintenance planning for fixed offshore structures.

Courses

Offshore Corrosion Assessment Training (O-CAT)

The Offshore Corrosion Assessment Training course is a five-day intensive program addressing the elements of in-service inspection and maintenance planning for fixed offshore structures.

Marine Coating Technology

The Marine Coating Technology Course covers the fundamental issues that are specific to coatings in the marine industry.

Basic Corrosion

The Basic Corrosion Course focuses on corrosion and the potential problems caused by corrosion.


Standards


Reports

Design of Galvanic Anode Cathodic Protection Systems for Offshore Structures

Waterfront Facilities

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Material selection and maintenance strategies are critical to corrosion control as well as corrosion education for designers and facilities staff. Coatings and cathodic protection have provided solutions in a wide range of maritime applications, including steel piling systems, jetties, and piers.

Corrosion in reinforced concrete and or steel structures, such as piers often occur due to exposure to high-chloride environments. Those chlorides often come directly from the sea and impact the structure by immersion or a salt-laden atmosphere; or they might be brought to the structure in the form of deicing salts. Pilings in the tidal areas typically experience an extensive loss of steel thickness.

One of the major concerns about localized corrosion is an absence of visible cracking or spalling due to the buildup of corrosion product or red rust that could alert the observer to the presence of corrosion.

Courses

Marine Coating Technology

The Marine Coating Technology Course covers the fundamental issues that are specific to coatings in the marine industry.

Basic Corrosion

The Basic Corrosion Course focuses on corrosion and the potential problems caused by corrosion.

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Movable Bridges

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Proper materials selection, application of protective coatings, and utilization of corrosion modeling maximizes initial bridge investment and dramatically reduces maintenance expenses in the future.

Movable bridges and the equipment used to operate them in many cases are over 50 years old and have failing infrastructure. This is due to their susceptibility to corrosion due to carbonation, chlorides, and atmospheric corrosion. In fact, employing relatively low-cost corrosion control measures during initial construction can produce low-maintenance bridges and extend the service life of the equipment used to operate them.


Courses

CIP Bridge eCourse

Get specialized training on coating inspection of bridges in this 8-hour short online training.

Marine Coating Technology

The Marine Coating Technology Course covers the fundamental issues that are specific to coatings in the marine industry.

Basic Corrosion

The Basic Corrosion Course focuses on corrosion and the potential problems caused by corrosion.

Books

Atmospheric Corrosion

This book presents a comprehensive look at atmospheric corrosion describing corrosion’s potentially devastating effects on structures and materials, examines the latest scientific tools available for preventing or minimizing corrosion damage, and emphasize new insights obtained over the last decade through controlled studies as well as computer modeling investigations.

Conference Papers


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Soft coating damage evolution on steel
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The constellation of fixed and floating navigational aids necessary to provide for safe commercial and recreational travel on a nations waterways is astounding, numbering in the hundreds of thousands to millions. Maximizing the servicing interval for each of these can equate to millions of dollars in savings. A corrosion management strategy can help.

 

Courses

Marine Coating Technology

The Marine Coating Technology Course covers the fundamental issues that are specific to coatings in the marine industry.

Basic Corrosion

The Basic Corrosion Course focuses on corrosion and the potential problems caused by corrosion.

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Ship Design & Construction

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The most recent report, Estimate of the Annual Cost of Corrosion for Navy Ships: FY 2008-2010 Update, was published in September 2012. The report provides an update of previous studies on corrosion-related costs for Navy ships.

 

 

Table ES-1. Navy Cost-of-Corrosion Studies

Study year a Date baseline Study segment Annual cost of corrosion
2005–2006 FY2004 Navy ships $2.4 billion
2006–2007 FY2005 Marine Corps ground vehicles $0.6 billion
2007–2008 FY2005–06 Navy and Marine Corps aviation $2.6 billion
2008–2009 FY2006–07 Navy ships $1.8 billionb
2009–2010 FY2007-08 Marine Corps ground vehicles $2.4 billion
2010–2011 FY2008-09 Navy and Marine Corps aviation $2.4 billion
2011–2012 FY2008 Navy ships $2.7 billion
FY2009 Navy ships $3.0 billion
FY2010 Navy ships $3.15 billion

aStudy period is 1 calendar year
bThis represents a change from an estimate from our 2010 report ($2.5 billion). This new estimate accounts for a recent adjustment in the algorithm we use to identify Navy ship corrosion-related costs. Although this total is closer to reality, it is likely still an under-estimate because we lacked full access to organic shipyard data for surface ships

The increase in corrosion-related costs between FY2008 and FY2010 was the result of both an increase in maintenance labor costs3 and an increase in corrosion-related costs attributable to commercial depot maintenance.

Employing corrosion control measures at the design stage decreases costs during operation and maintenance.

Courses

Marine Coating Technology

The Marine Coating Technology Course covers the fundamental issues that are specific to coatings in the marine industry.

Basic Corrosion

The Basic Corrosion Course focuses on corrosion and the potential problems caused by corrosion.

Standards


Books

The Marine Coatings User's Handbook

The Marine Coating User’s Handbook is written specifically for personnel involved in both new building and maintenance painting of ships and vessels of all types. Each chapter represents a major challenge to marine coatings personnel from shipyards to drydocks and coating repairs by ship’s crews while under-way.


Ship Operation & Maintenance

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Inspection during operations and maintenance is an important part of the maritime life cycle. NACE offers numerous resources and courses for assessing the conditions of tanks, measuring hull roughness, fouling, and employing numerous corrosion control techniques to optimize performance while reducing inspection and maintenance costs significantly.

 

Courses

Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training
(S-CAT)

The Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training (S-CAT) course is intended to provide a foundation of coatings, corrosion, and corrosion control knowledge for assessing the condition of tanks and other structures, and determining the required actions necessary to effectively maintain fully operational status.

Marine Coating Technology

The Marine Coating Technology Course covers the fundamental issues that are specific to coatings in the marine industry.

Basic Corrosion

The Basic Corrosion Course focuses on corrosion and the potential problems caused by corrosion.

Standards


Books

CorrCompilation: Coatings for Marine Vessels

This compilation is intended to be a guide for coating specifiers, paint applicators, ship yard and mobile platform owners, coating inspectors, maintenance engineers, and naval and commercial vessel owners.

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