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Shipbuilding and offshore

For extreme environmental conditions as in shipbuilding and offshore, we offer coating systems with the highest protection class (C5-M) for corrosion and wear. After treatment with a durable coating, such as Rilsan® and Abcite®, materials that are exposed to air and seawater are protected and maintenance free for a long time.

We coat machine parts and pipes for cooling water, drinking water and sea water. In addition, we provide bolts and nuts with an anti-corrosion PTFE coating for quick and easy disassembly. By using a suitable protective coat, the right pretreatment and a careful coating-process, our coated constructions meet the highest requirements in the shipbuilding and offshore industry.

Frequently asked questions

Fluidized bed coating is a process in which preheated parts are immersed in a powder bath. This powder is kept in vortex by blowing air through the porous bottom of the bath. This causes the powder to behave as being a liquid. When the blasted and heated part is subsequently immersed in the whirlpool bath, the powder particles melt down as a solid layer.

Both small and large parts can be provided with a coating using a fluidized bed. Especially pipe sections, couplings and fittings are provided with coatings using this technique. Kersten has options to cover parts with a length of 6 meters and a diameter of approximately 1.5 meters within this process

The following coatings are suitable for application by means of fluidized bed coating:

  • Rilsan®
  • Resicoat®
  • Abcite®

The UV resistance of a coating is the degree to which it is resistant to, for example, sunlight.

Rilsan® is a coating that is resistant to sunlight. Halar® and ETFE can also withstand higher doses of sunlight. We suggest to contact us for further advice.

Parts used for production or transport of drinking water must be Kiwa certified. This is applicable for all coatings that are in contact with drinking water during the production process.