Case study: Shipping

Damage to ship's hull

Customer demand

Why are there perforation in the hull of my aluminum seagoing vessel?


  • On-site inspection (South America)
  • Checking the material of the ship’s hull with regard to the specification
  • Analysis of various corrosion products
  • Various water samples
Damage to the hull of the ship

Final conclusion:

The pit-shaped corrosion was caused by a combination of evaporating seawater, incorrect cleaning agents and high temperature.


Apply a suitable cleaning agent in combination with the cleaning regime.

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Joost van Dam

Expert Corrosion & Materials

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