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Protective Coatings Systems: organic and inorganic, metallized and duplex systems

Potentially interested: End users, Owners

Why is it needed? The main function of a Protective Coating System as method of corrosion control is to protect the asset’s substrate from the environment, in other words, keeping the metal away from the electrolyte as much as possible during its life cycle. Coating systems are the most versatile method of corrosion protection and depending on the expectations of durability, life cycle and cost, they can be used as the only protective system or in conjunction with other types of systems such as cathodic protection.

Benefits: Optimiza can help you to design and plan the Protective Coating System of your asset. The benefits of an adequate commissioning of the system from the beginning are numerous; On the one hand, high durability expectations can be achieved, as well as keeping under control the cost of maintaining the asset during its life cycle. On the other hand, production stops, premature failures with high associated repair costs or safety risks for operators and the Environment are substantially minimized.

Cathodic Protection Systems with sacrificial or galvanized anodes

Potentially interested: End users and owners of submerged or buried assets

Why is it needed? A Cathodic Protection System enables to supply a current to the metal that maintains an enough amount of electrons on its surface, preventing them from going to the solution. The cathodic protection can be composed of sacrificial anodes or printed currents according to the type of protection and environment in service.

Benefits: Optimiza can help you to design and plan the Cathodic Protection System of your asset. The benefits of an adequate commissioning of the system from the beginning are numerous; On the one hand, high durability expectations can be achieved, as well as keeping under control the cost of maintaining the asset during its life cycle. On the other hand, production stops, premature failures with high associated repair costs or safety risks for operators and the Environment are substantially minimized.

Corrosion Management Systems

Potentially interested: End users, Owners

Why is it needed? Studies show that the implementation of good practices in corrosion control programs can result in a 15-30% reduction of the corrosion cost.

Benefits: A Corrosion Management System is a set of policies, processes and procedures for the planning, execution and continuous improvement of the organization's capacity to manage the corrosion impact on current and future assets. Optimiza can develop and implement this system in your organization, producing in the medium / long term significant savings of money in your protective coating projects.

Strategies for durability of coatings & cost reduction in maintenance

Potentially interested: End users, Owners

Why is it needed? Planning the life cycle of a protective coating system will enable you to estimate the durability and control the maintenance costs from the beginning. In any case, a change of the durability expectations and maintenance expenses is required, it is possible to develop a number of strategies and tactics to achieve the new objective.

Benefits: From Optimiza we can technically advise to develop strategies to increase durability based on the environment in which the asset is exposed and the planned investment as well as to audit the maintenance costs of the asset in order to find inefficiencies.

Programs of Quality Control and Environment in coatings projects

Potentially interested: End users, Engineering, Coatings applicators, Shipyards,

Why is it needed? The durability expectations of the protective coating systems are increasing strongly, even greater than 15 years before the first maintenance operation is required. On the other hand, the whole of society demands a greater protection of the Environment.

Benefits: Programs of Quality Control and Environment appropriate to the specification and reality of a project can directly increase the durability of protective coating systems as well as reduce maintenance costs during the life cycle of the assets. On the other hand, it will allow you to improve the efficiency of the protective systems to avoid unnecessary waste of resources, to use friendly techniques with the environment and to reduce the use of those more toxic compounds.

Technical documentation for your projects: Technical Specifications, Standards, Coating's Scheme, Inspection Test Plan (ITP)

Potentially interested: End users, Owners

Why is it needed? Understanding the value of adequate technical documentation for your coatings projects is a key factor. However, the industry itself perceives (1) a lack of clear technical specifications appropriate to the actual needs of the projects, (2) an insufficient Inspection Test Plan (ITP) and (3) the use of subjective and unrepresentative acceptance criteria.

Benefits: The preparation and review of an impeccable technical documentation is key to the proper development of coatings projects and can mean the difference between an optimal use of time and money of the contractor or a waste of millions in repairs and unforeseen maintenance costs during the life cycle of the protective systems.

Arbitration on conflicts related to corrosion protection and premature failures

Potentially interested: End users, Asset owners, Shipyards, Coating applicators, Maintenance companies

Why is it needed? Faced with a premature failure, agreement between parties can be difficult due to a lack of objective data. An expert in coatings along with a specialized laboratory has the technical proficiency to find the source of the problem and help mediate in the resolution of conflicts.

Benefits: Through the mediation of an Optimiza expert, you can defend your position from a technical and truthful point of view as well as reducing the costs derived from premature failure. As experts in the corrosion and coating industry, we have extensive experience in conflict resolution.

Validation and qualification studies of products, processes and systems

Potentially interested: End users, Surface preparation companies, Coating applicators

Why is it needed? In coating projects we can find inefficiencies, beyond the own surface preparation and coating application. This can generate unnecessary costs and time windows endless. On the other hand, the characteristics of the products do not always correspond to their performance in the reality of the projects.

Benefits: Optimiza has extensive experience in product validation and process quality audit for important industrial clients and international armadas. Optimiza can ensure that the resources destined to the coating projects are optimal from a cost-benefit point of view and durability expectations of the client.

R&D in new technologies of corrosion control, surface preparation and coating application

Potentially interested: End users, Engineering

Why is it needed? Sometimes the available technology does not meet the actual requirements of coating projects, reaching high costs of time and money. Optimiza offers you to participate jointly in R&D projects that can result in significant savings for your projects.

Benefits: Along with Optimiza, you can develop new technologies or adapt existing ones in the areas of corrosion control, surface preparation, and coating application for your specific projects. Moreover; implement digital tools for inspection and quality control processes, evaluate and select processes or design new management systems for an optimal use of resources destined to corrosion protection.