• #8 - The Age of Autonomous Vessels

    ISO 19030 Standardizes Eco Regs

    ISO 19030 was developed by paint manufacturer Jotun (Courtesy of Jotun)

    The latest ISO industry standards for “environmental” paints and coatings are now in force. ISO 19030 was developed by paint manufacturer Jotun, heading up a working group including 53 other participants.

    Cutting fuel costs and emissions are now a priority for the entire industry. Jotun says that hull and propeller performance are responsible for up to 10% of worldwide fleet energy costs, a significant figure. Diverse claims for product efficiency levels made a more transparent system necessary.

    Jotun says that the ISO standard includes practical methods for measuring changes in ship-specific hull and propeller performance. According to the company, this was developed to achieve a “step change” in enhancing environmental protection and vessel efficiency.

    About the Author

    Samantha Fisk worked at RINA (The Royal Institution of Naval Architects) for 7 years and has now gone into freelance, working for European magazines.

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