An exploration of some of the issues that arise due to the use of standards in the development and implementation of paint specifications for ships for maintenance and repair activities.

There is an old saying that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. When it comes to applying a coating standard to a repair or maintenance contract, the problems of having a camel when you need a horse sometimes become painfully evident – although it may turn out that you did need a camel. Read the full article by downloading the PDF below.

By Dr Raouf Kattan, 2017