The IMO PSPC Challenges
The IMO PSPC raises considerable challenges to the industry as the regulation identifies the need for prescriptive processes for surface preparation, coating, the inspection regime, data collection, reporting, auditing and assessment.
In addition to regulations on ballast tanks, void spaces and cargo holds, PSPC will be supplemented by Planned Maintenance regulations, likely to be based on IACS recommendation 87. Expected to be finalised by February 2009, the implications of the maintenance regulations include:
In order to generate the required Coating Technical File, The IMO PSPC regulations create the following challenges:
In order to minimise the financial and management requirements needed to not only generate the Coating Technical File (CTF) but to have it ready for audit by Class, there is a need to:
A Computer based solution seems obvious. ElcoShip is the solution.
ElcoShip provides traceable real time information on the status of all coating inspections throughout the ship build – automatically generating the IMO PSPC compliant Coating Technical File at the click of a button.
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