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A Successful Solution for Energy Saving, Longevity, Sustainability & Personnel Safety

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Executive Summary

Introduction

Cleaning and maintaining Navy, cruise ships and marine vessels is a crucial component of the operation. The task is probably the most demanding maintenance task. The circumstances could hardly get more difficult than what is experienced in marine environment for those responsible for maintenance.

Economical consideration, limited budget, large surfaces subject to constant humidity, salt and mineral deposits, acid rain, dirt, oil, grease and soot, guests and/or crew traffic, limited time, limited manpower, high expectations, regulatory compliance, legal responsibilities, environmental and safety considerations, marketing parameters, etc. are just some examples for what is involved in cleaning and maintenance these vessels.

Clean and well maintained surfaces will not only prolong the life of the materials an ultimately the vessel, but also has a direct and undisputed effect on the SOA (Ship Overall Appearance). The better the surface is maintained and the cleaner it is, the greater longevity is achieved. Subsequently, the costs for repair, maintenance and dry dock will be less. Maintenance and cleaning is even more important for cruise ships. The appearance of the ship has a direct impact on guest experience and ultimately affects the profitability.

Scope of Analysis

Implementing product line is a solution to achieve the following objectives:

  • Full compliance with all international and municipal maritime regulations including MARPOL and NPDES
  • Full compliance with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and European Environment Agency (EEA)
  • Cost-efficiency by reduction of material cost
  • Reduction and better utilization of inventory space and inventory cost
  • Better chemical performance and greater efficiency
  • Higher productivity
  • Reduction of labor by lowering maintenance efforts via higher performance
  • Better SOA (Ship Overall Appearance)
  • Greater material longevity resulting in less repair, replacement and dry dock cost
  • Increased profitability
  • Significantly higher personal safety standards reducing the legal liabilities and crew/personnel appreciation/retention

While DITEC product line covers all aspects of cleaning and maintenance, this analysis concentrates on a few surfaces proven to be extremely difficult to maintain combined with high time and/or material consumption with high cost profile due to:

  • Limited access to surfaces
  • Extensive need for maintenance
  • Or a combination of both

These surfaces can be divided into following categories:

  • Metal surfaces (Iron, brass, chrome, stainless steel, etc.)
  • Glass (windows, table tops, bar tops, mirrors, etc)
  • Teakwood (flooring, door steps, railings, etc.)
  • Plastic, fiberglass, Bolidt, API and other synthetic flooring (lifeboats, flooring, life rings, etc.)