ForensisGroup Antifouling Expert Witnesses concentrate their time on counteracting or preventing the growth of organisms on underwater surfaces, such as the undersides of boats and other marine equipment, such as fixed and floating offshore oil rigs. Submerged surfaces in marine environments are frequently impacted by bacteria, diatoms, algae, and invertebrates which cause hydrodynamic drag development resulting in higher fuel consumption, reduced speed, and decreased operational range. Antifouling coatings and systems are found on passenger ships, commercial vessels, yachts, Floating Production Storage & Offloading (FPSO), cargo, and traditional offshore drilling rigs
Our experts design and test the performance and durability of antifouling coatings—also known as “bottom paint”—that are applied to hull of ship and other marine equipment to restrict the corrosion of metallic surfaces and to lessen the expansion of organisms on water submerged surfaces. They work on various types of antifouling coatings such as linear-polishing polymer (LPP) and the more advanced self-polishing copolymers (SPCs).
Our experts have PhD’s or Master’s degrees in organic chemistry, polymer science, chemical engineering, or related scientific fields.
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