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Safinah Group’s Marine Consulting Team members Carl Barnes and Dr Michael Aamodt participated in two of the expert panels on coatings as part of RivieraMM’s Marine Coatings Webinar Week (6-10 July 2020).

Dr Michael Aamodt, who has more than 25 years of experience in the Marine and Protective coatings industry including as an R&D paint chemist, participated in the first session on tank coatings, which took place on 7th July 2020.

His talk focused on the chemical tanker market data and trends, major market drivers from owner/operator’s perspective, review of current tank coating technology options and benefits and challenges related to “low absorption” tank coatings.

Amongst others, he was joined by Johnny Eliasson, Hull & Coatings Engineer, Chevron Shipping Co.

A copy of the recording can be found here: Tank Coatings and Your Ticket to Trade

Carl Barnes, Head of Marine Consulting at Safinah Group and an expert in marine fouling control, took part in the session on hull coatings, which took place on 8th July 2020.

Carl discussed the effect of drag caused by marine fouling and explored the many factors that make up the unique fouling challenge that ships are subjected to. These included the environmental aspects, such as water temperature and latitude, as well as vessel aspects, such as speed and activity. The talk concluded by discussing ship-specific fouling control product selection based on functional specifications.

Carl was also joined by an esteemed panel of industry experts including:
Peter Glover, Partner, Reed Smith
Johnny Eliasson, Hull & Coatings Engineer, Chevron Shipping Co
Terry Greenfield, Principal Consultant, CONSULEX and President, NACE International 2019-2020
Stein Kjølberg, Global Concept Director – Hull Performance Solutions, Jotun Performance Coatings

The recording of the panel discussion can be found here: Separating Hype from Hull Coatings

Safinah Group’s Marine Consulting Team specialises in developing functional coating specifications and carrying out coating failure investigations and expert witness work in claims and dispute resolution.

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