A selection of Case Studies from projects undertaken worldwide which illustrate the diverse expertise of our consultants.
Safinah’s role was to survey the cargo tank coatings and take appropriate paint flake samples for analysis by computerised optical microscopy.
Safinah worked to support the client over a 2 year period on a $3.5bn legal claim for inadequate corrosion protection of a newly installed gas pipeline. Safinah was able to show that the blistering was due to osmotic blistering.
Safinah was able to assess the cause of paint failure for a major insurer and recommend an alternative solution which reduced the claim value by 50%.
Creative thinking by our coatings experts results in successful repair method for corrosion below teak deck on superyacht.
Safinah experts’ methodology succeeds where others previously failed, providing a solution to recurrent filler cracking problem on superyacht.
We were commissioned to develop a method to assess the technical merit of bids from rival paint companies after the owner of a Northern European fleet put it’s coating contract out to tender.
Supporting a paint manufacturer with formulation research and ongoing support for a new antifouling coating aimed at the leisure market.
To develop a bespoke training course and identify the unmet needs of the marine market for a manufacturer of raw materials used in heavy duty coatings.
Carrying out analysis of the market for offshore windfarm foundations to guide the client’s investment in developing its technology strategy.
Carrying out analysis of the trends in the antifouling paint commercial shipping and leisure craft market for a raw materials manufacturer.
Safinah provided reports and expert opinion in a case where a vessel was left static for a number of months in high fouling challenge waters.
This project involved a vessel that had extensive detachment of the underwater hull coatings.
An investigation into blistering of the cargo tank coatings on a number of vessels to determine the root cause of the blistering.
Our yacht team were called in as independent experts to investigate and determine the root cause of tension lines on the hull of a 78m mega yacht and propose a permanent repair procedure.
Our yacht team were contracted as an impartial third party to investigate and determine the root cause of mechanical failure in the filler on a megayacht.
Safinah was contracted by a Wind Energy Company and their Insurance Company to investigate coating failure on an offshore wind farm after just a few years in service. The failure was identified as corrosion and blistering from the splash zone upwards.
Safinah was engaged by a multi-national electronics company to assist in identifying suitable entry level market niches for a disruptive technology product to prevent fouling on marine structures.
A global network network commissioned Safinah to prepare reports and advise on the main sources of lead in solvent and water based decorative paints and ways to formulate lead free paints.
Safinah was engaged by a major defence contractor to develop a common coating approach and solutions for coating issues associated with the largest warships to be built in the UK for many years.
Safinah carried out an in-depth investigation into the cause of the failure and solutions to restore the passive fire protection systems of this major oil refining site.
Safinah were contracted to provide expert witness support by the ship owners and designers of a charter vessel to mitigate a successful claim for speed loss due to fouling.
A leading European based loss adjusting firm contracted Safinah to identify the cause of a coating failure and to assess the proposed method of repair.
Safinah was contracted by a ship manager in Southern Europe to explore the nature of the contamination problems with their cargo tank coating and made an independent assessment of alternative cleaning strategies for the client.
A multinational paint company commissioned Safinah to provide starter formulations for a proposed new range of Passive Fire Protection Systems.
A major raw material manufacturer commissioned Safinah to report on the foul release market and assess the viability of their raw material / technologies.
Safinah was engaged by a startup company that had developed and gained approval for a new anti-fouling booster biocide and needed to accelerate its product to market.
A major raw materials supplier in the marine market engaged Safinah to provide an annual update on the demand trends for the raw material they supply together with market projections for both the commercial shipping and leisure markets.
Safinah worked with a multinational paint company interested in developing a range of Passive Fire Protection products for the onshore and offshore oil and gas market to estimate demand for products and pricing guidelines.