A selection of Case Studies from projects undertaken worldwide which illustrate the diverse expertise of our consultants.
Improvement in Surface Coating Selection
Safinah worked with an OWF operator to review coating policy, specification and process to ultimately deliver substantial savings and improve efficiency.
Failure Investigation and Specification Review
Safinah worked with an OWF operator to identify the root cause of coating failure and minimised insurer liability by preparing an optimised repair option and providing on-site supervision.
Coating Technology for Extended Lifetime
Safinah reviewed alternate coating options to provide extended lifetimes for offshore wind foundations and transition pieces for a major windfarm owner.
Assessment of Coating Process to Reduce Emissions and Improve Performance
Safinah conducted a major shipyard coating process assessment with the aim of reducing emissions in operation and improving performance.
Regulatory Changes Drive Development of Disruptive Technologies
Safinah is working with Philips to develop anti-fouling solutions in response to increasing regulatory challenges facing formulators.
Performance of Different Fouling Prevention Solutions
Using data collected at the 200 plus dry dockings attended by the Safinah Technical Team to develop strategies and select the appropriate anti-fouling technology to reduce overall emissions.
Tailored Training Course on Coatings Formulation for the Heavy-Duty Coating Market
Safinah coatings experts provide a bespoke range of coating formulation training courses for the heavy-duty market.
Determining the Cause of Tank Coating Blistering
Safinah’s role was to survey the cargo tank coatings and take appropriate paint flake samples for analysis by computerised optical microscopy.
Safinah Technical Assistance Saves Pipeline Contractor Millions
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.
Identifying the Cause of Paint Failure and the Cost and Method of Repair
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%.
Repair Method for Corrosion below Teak Deck
Creative thinking by our coatings experts results in successful repair method for corrosion below teak deck on superyacht.
Innovative Thinking Resolves Filler Cracking on Superyacht
Safinah experts’ methodology succeeds where others previously failed, providing a solution to recurrent filler cracking problem on superyacht.
Functional Specifications to Reduce Through Life Costs
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.
Market Insight – Technology Assessment
Supporting a paint manufacturer with formulation research and ongoing support for a new antifouling coating aimed at the leisure market.
Market Insight – Training on Coating Formulation
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.
Market Insight – Offshore Wind
Carrying out analysis of the market for offshore windfarm foundations to guide the client’s investment in developing its technology strategy.
Market Insight – Marine and Yacht
Carrying out analysis of the trends in the antifouling paint commercial shipping and leisure craft market for a raw materials manufacturer.
Hull Fouling After a Prolonged Static Period
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.
Detachment of Underwater Hull Coatings
This project involved a vessel that had extensive detachment of the underwater hull coatings.
Blistering of Cargo Tank Coatings
An investigation into blistering of the cargo tank coatings on a number of vessels to determine the root cause of the blistering.
Mega Yacht Tension Lines Investigation
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.
Investigating Filler Failure on a Megayacht
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.
Wind Farm Coating Failure Investigation
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.
Identifying suitable markets for a disruptive technology product
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.
Advising on the Main Sources of Lead in Decorative Paints
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.
Developing a Coating Approach for a Complex Build Programme
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.
Keeping an Expensive Oil Refining Capacity Protected
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.
Legal, Expert Witness Support
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.
Failure Case, Quantification and Negotiation Support
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.
Cargo Tank Contamination
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.
Formulations for Passive Fire Protection Systems
A multinational paint company commissioned Safinah to provide starter formulations for a proposed new range of Passive Fire Protection Systems.
Assessment of the Foul Release Market
A major raw material manufacturer commissioned Safinah to report on the foul release market and assess the viability of their raw material / technologies.
Accelerating a Startups Product to Market
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.
Market Projections for the Commercial Shipping and Leisure Markets
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.
Passive Fire Protection Products Demand
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.
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