PPG SIGMA SAILADVANCE DX: Chandris Hellas, Greece

Chandris - Hellas

Innovative antifouling improves efficiency and reduces operational costs

The Solution

The high-performance silyl acrylate PPG SIGMA SAILADVANCE DX antifouling was chosen in May 2012 for application at the COSCO Dalian shipyard in China.

In addition to keeping the ship’s hull free from fouling, the product’s silyl-acrylate polymer technology also contributes positively to the hydrodynamics of the ship’s hull by reducing hull frictional drag and, crucially, the amount of fuel consumed.

The Benefits

As a result of the self-smoothing effect of the antifouling, the average hull roughness was reduced and a positive contribution in fuel consumption was immediately realized.

The antifouling is built on the state-of-the-art silyl-acrylate polymer and addresses both ecological and economical drivers in the shipping industry by contributing to fuel savings. The predictable product performance also allows for a tailor-made solution to each vessel’s profile and sailing pattern.

The Customer

Chandris Hellas


The Location

Greece


The Challenge

To deliver efficiency optimization.


The Solution

The PPG SIGMA SAILADVANCE DX silyl acrylate hydrolyzing antifouling.


The Benefits

Positive contribution in energy efficiency.


The Result

Excellent fouling protection and optimization of the vessel’s efficiency.

Main Benefits:

Chandris - Hellas

The M/T Ellinis after application of the PPG SIGMA SAILADVANCE antifouling

  • Fuel savings up to 3%
  • Lowers greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Reliable protection, predictable performance
  • Short overcoating intervals and refloating times
  • Suitable for new-building and dry docking
  • Excellent aesthetics and color retention
  • Improves application productivity – reduces dry-docking and downtime
  • One product meets the requirements of a broad range of vessels
  • Proven performance also at lower speeds
  • Highest solids content of all premium antifoulings

The Result

The PPG SIGMA SAILADVANCE DX antifouling delivers constant and linear polishing behavior, thereby ensuring the most effective antifouling performance. These features significantly improved the excellent fouling protection for the M/T Ellinis and also optimized the tanker’s operational efficiency.

 

*Formerly known as PPG SIGMA SYLADVANCE™ 800

PPG SIGMA SAILADVANCE™ series

PPG SIGMA SAILADVANCE™ series

The PPG SIGMA SAILADVANCE series is based upon an extensive range of high-performance technologies. One of these advanced technologies, developed and patented by PPG, is based on Controlled Surface active Polymers (CSP). Benefits include fuel savings, idle time tolerance, linear polishing and low friction.

Antifouling / fouling release

Antifouling / fouling release

In today’s market, there are so many antifouling products that choosing the right one can become a burden. At PPG, we looked at this issue from a customer’s point of view and decided to upgrade our antifouling product offer to provide both relevant products and simplicity of choice.

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