A collection of publications, presentations and papers written and presented by Safinah Group’s experts.
Carl Barnes details the need for protective coatings to maintain the integrity and value of LNG carriers throughout their trading lifetimes.
Using the right tool for the right job and why it matters – Stuart Downie explores the use of spray gun technology to achieve the perfect finish in a world where first impressions really count.
Safinah Group’s Carl Barnes and Alan Guy discuss the challenges faced in bringing a new technology to market in June 2020s edition of The Naval Architect.
What are the current coating challenges in the chemical tanker market and how to overcome them?Andy Hopkinson is discussing cargo tank coatings in terms of performance expectations, alternative technologies and the potential for collaboration in the March 2020 edition...
Safinah Group’s team, which consists of highly qualified and experienced formulating and analytical chemists, discuss antifouling technologies and more.
Safinah Group’s Keith Hutchinson and Andrew Scott of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency discuss the new SOLAS2020 Damage Stability Regulations for RO-PAX ships together with possible future developments in the May 2020 issue of The Naval Architect magazine.
The rapid adoption of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) as the ‘transitory’ marine bunker fuel of choice has prompted the recent emergence of LNG Bunker Vessels (LBV) to service this demand. As a new and complex ship type with specific and unique operational and design issues, there can obviously be difficulties in specifying and hence developing optimal and safe LBV designs.
How can long-term predictability of marine coatings’ performance be achieved in the future?Our team discusses the current issues with coating related processes, such as selection and application, some of the challenges these pose including design and process...
The work of the design team has become increasingly more complex over the years as the requirements of what clients expect have increased as well as the effects of burgeoning new legislation.
The January 2020 issue of Safinah Group’s TIPs (Technical Information Papers) tackles typical causes of coating failures with a focus on tank linings.The paper, prepared by Safinah Group’s Special Projects Team, discusses the company’s experience in investigating...
The December 2019 issue of Safinah Group’s TIPs (Technical Information Papers) is dedicated to the impact of the potential introduction of ships’ speed limits as a short-term measure to control GHG emissions.The paper, prepared by Safinah Group’s Special Projects...
“It’s a sobering thought that the coatings recommendations given to Noah for his ‘yacht’, by no lesser an authority than God himself, would today not comply with any regulatory requirements.”