Warship Blister Tanks
Date: July 2006, May 2008 & June 2013
Customer: MoD IPT
Blister tanks are two void spaces that were fitted on either side of a Naval Warship post manufacture.
These void spaces are subject to two inspections per year by Lloyds.
Due to the way these tanks had been fitted, a lot of moisture was in the air resulting in corrosion. Lloyds were concerned about the amount of corrosion appearing inside the void spaces.
1) The Task
HITEK-nology Solutions Ltd was approached by an MoD IPT to provide a solution that would protect the insides of these blister tanks.
2) Product Used
- VpCI 609
3) The Solution
VpCI 609 is fogged into the internal volume of the voids resulting in a low cost two years anti-corrosion protection.
HSL were requested to retreat the Blister Tanks again in June 2008, on the right is a picture of the sacrificial plates placed in the Tanks in 2006, (they were therefore in the tanks for five years), as can be seen protection was achieved.