“Having one coating qualified for all these tanks on a U.S. Navy ship has major advantages, including simplified ordering, fulfillment and materials management, for NAVSEAand its coating contractors,” said Juanjo Ardid, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings, U.S. and Canada. “Tank fabrication and maintenance also can be streamlined and improved because contractors can use just one product.”
PPG NOVAGUARD 810ER coating is a single coat, direct-to-metal (DTM) novolac epoxy coating that easily builds to 20 to 30 mils without sagging. Unlike many existing tank coating technologies that require at least two coats, PPG NOVAGUARD 810ER coating provides one-coat coverage with excellent edge retention, saving time and labor and accelerating return to service. The coating’s high film build properties, wide application temperature range and ultra-high solids also make it applicator friendly.