Best in class?
According to the information available to Hummervoll Industribelegg, the company's offshore system HI EP Deck Coat is indeed "best in class".
As a result of revision 6 of NORSOK M501 (Surface preparation and protective coating) Hummervoll has re-tested its core offshore system according to the revised requirements for deck coatings (coating system 4).
The results were convincing:
HI EP Deck Coat performed far better than required. The coating system achieved adhesion of more than 17.5 Mpa, while 5 Mpa are required.
The requirements for corrosion from scribe are set to max. 8 mm. HI EP Deck Coating showed only 1.7 mm, which even meets the requirements for corrosion from scribe for zink-rich primers (max. 3 mm).
Both adhesion and corrosion from scribe are crucial factors for the life expectancy of a coating system.