PSPC – Performance Standard for Coating of Ballast Tanks – Part 1

History briefs: In 2002, TSCF published “Guidelines for Ballast Tank Coating Systems and Surface Preparation” provided differing levels of standards for minimum target coating life of 10, 15 and 25 years (denoted as TSCF10, TSCF15, and TSCF25). In order to address the same issue for all vessels, in 2006 IMO adopted Resolution MSC 215(82) “ Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks in all Types of Ships > 500GT and Double-Side Skin Spaces of Bulk Carriers >150m ” (commonly referred to as PSPC). This resolution came into force in 2008. PSPC is intended for a minimum target coating life of … Continue reading PSPC – Performance Standard for Coating of Ballast Tanks – Part 1