Antifouling paints and operational parameters

What operational parameters have the bigger impact on antifouling paints?


Hi @Captain_Tim !

According to antifouling paint experts, the following operational parameters have the greatest impact on the polishing rate of antifoulings and have to be considered when ordering antifouling paints:

  • Sea water temperature
  • Speed
  • Voyage factor (vessel’s activity)

It would be prudent to analyze the vessel’s historical operational parameters in collaboration with the antifouling paint suppliers in order to determine a probable operational profile and customize the specification of the antifouling paints.