Ministry of Defence

Defence Standard 02-764 (NES 764)
Issue 1 Publication Date 01 April 2000

Flame Metal Spraying And
Hot Dip Galvanizing Of
Ships Structure And Fittings

Incorporating NES 764 Category 2
Issue 3 Publication Date January 1988

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Naval Engineering Standard (NES) 764 Issue 3 dated January 1988.

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Ministry of Defence

Naval Engineering Standard

NES 764

Issue 3 (Reformatted)

January 1988

FLAME METAL SPRAYING AND
HOT DIP GALVANIZING
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SHIPS STRUCTURE AND FITTINGS

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NAVAL ENGINEERING STANDARD 764 ISSUE 3 (REFORMATTED) FLAME METAL SPRAYING AND HOT-DIP GALVANIZING OF SHIPS STRUCTURE AND FITTING The issue and use of this Standard is authorized for use in MOD contracts by MOD(PE) Sea Systems and the Naval Support Command ECROWN COPYRIGHT Published by: Director of Naval Architecture Procurement Executive. Ministry of Defence Foxhill. Bath BA1 5AB i .

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NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) SCOPE 1. The application of metal by molten spray for engineering purposes (eg the repair of machinery parts) is not included. iii . 2. 3. This NES describes the application of metal by molten spray to protect steel structure and fittings from corrosion where applicable on Surface Ships and Submarines. Guidance for the hot-dip galvanizing of structural steel is also included.

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If it is found to be technically unsuitable for any particular requirement the MOD(PE) is to be informed in writing of the circumstances with a copy to Deputy Controller Warship Equipment (DCWE). This document is Crown Copyright and the information herein may be subject to Crown or third party rights.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) FOREWORD Sponsorship 1. Any significant amendments that may be made to this NES at a later date will be indicated by a vertical side line. means by the Ministry of Defence in writing. MOD Tender or Contract Process 12. Section NA 131. Deputy Controller Warships (DCW). 4. v . It is to be applied as required by any Procurement Executive. negligence on the part of the Crown. Conditions of Release General 9. Ministry of Defence. approved. reproduced or published without written permission of the MOD. not directly applicable to a particular contract are to be made to the Sponsor of the NES b. 7. 11. 6. 10. in connection with which it is issued. 5. The Crown hereby excludes all liability (other than liability for death or personal injury) whatsoever and howsoever arising (including but without limitation. Deletions will be indicated by 000 appearing at the end of the line interval. or submission of the tender. This Naval Engineering Standard (NES) has been prepared for the use of the Crown and of its contractors in the execution of contracts for the Crown. No alteration is to be made to this NES except by the issue of an authorized amendment. This NES has been reissued because of update to NES format. Unless otherwise stated. Any user of this NES either within MOD or in outside industry may propose an amendment to it. authorized or similar terms. 2. its servants or agents) for any loss or damage however caused where the NES is used for any other purpose. Ministry of Defence contract for the flame metal spraying and hot-dip galvanizing of Surface Ships and Submarines structure and fittings. Proposals for amendments which are: a. It is not to be released. This Naval Engineering Standard (NES) is sponsored by the Procurement Executive. This NES is the property of the Crown and unless otherwise authorized in writing by the MOD must be returned on completion of the contract. The Crown reserves the right to amend or modify the contents of this NES without consulting or informing any holder. ME 241 for Ship Systems and Equipment. 8. reference in this NES to approval. directly applicable to a particular contract are to be dealt with using existing procedures or as specified in the contract. 3.

Compliance with an NES does not of itself confer immunity from legal obligations. London W4 4AL b. 389 Chiswick High Road. Naval Engineering Standards CSE3a. the user is to ensure that he is in possession of the appropriate version of each document. Where attention is drawn to hazards. This NES may call for the use of processes. Health and Safety Warning 18. vi . British Standards British Standards Institution. standards and drawings. including specifications. Enquiries in this connection may be made of the local MOD(PE) Quality Assurance Representative or the Authority named in the tender or contract. including related documents.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) 13. together with the sponsoring Directorate and the Tender or Contract Sponsor. Llanelli. those quoted may not necessarily be exhaustive. CSE Llangennech. 16. When this NES is used in connection with a MOD tender or contract. relevant to each particular tender or contract. Note: Tender or Contract Sponsor can advise in cases of difficulty. Glasgow G2 8EX c. 14. 17. Kentigern House. substances and/or procedures that may be injurious to health if adequate precautions are not taken. Prime Contractors are responsible for supplying their subcontractors with relevant documentation. All applications to Ministry Establishments for related documents are to quote the relevant MOD Invitation to Tender or Contract Number and date. It refers only to technical suitability and in no way absolves either the supplier or the user from statutory obligations relating to health and safety at any stage of manufacture or use. Stan 1. Defence Standards Directorate of Standardization and Safety Policy. Related Documents 15. Dyfed SA14 8YP d. 65 Brown Street. When NES are incorporated into MOD contracts. Other documents Tender or Contract Sponsor to advise. In the tender and procurement processes the related documents listed in each section and Annex A can be obtained as follows: a. users are responsible for their correct application and for complying with contracts and any other statutory requirements.

. . . . . . . .NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) CONTENTS Page No TITLE PAGE . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TABLE 1. . .1 8.1 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 SECTION 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 2. . . . . . . .1 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 SECTION 2. . . . . . . i SCOPE . . . . . . . Conditions of Release . . . . . . Warning . . . . . . .2 TREATMENT OF METAL SPRAYED SURFACES Internal . . . . . . . . . Sprayed Metal Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 2. . . . . . . . . . . 8. . . . . . . . . .1 3. . . . . . . iii FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 9. . .1 8. . . . . . . . . . . .1 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . External Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v v v v v vi vi vi CONTENTS . . . . . . .1 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . . . 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 SECTION 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sponsorship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 EXTENT OF METAL SPRAYING . . . . . . . . . . . 3. . . . . 3. HOT-DIP GALVANIZING . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . .1 5. Ventilation Supply and Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cleanliness . . .6 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . Flame Pistols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 SECTION 6. . . Internal Areas . . . .1 SECTION 9.1 3. . . .2 2. . . . 5. . . .2 2. . . . . . . Repair of Metal Sprayed Coatings . . . . . . . . . .2 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Related Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 2. Gas and Air Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MOD Tender or Contract Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 2. . . .1 SECTION 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. . . . . . . . vii SECTION 1. . . External . . . . . . TABLE 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 vii . . . . . . 8. . . . . . MATERIALS . . . . . . . . . . . SURFACE PREPARATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. . . . . . . . Gas and Oxygen Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health and Safety . . . . . . . .3 SECTION 3. . . . . . .1 SECTION 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Application of the Coatings . . . . . . . . . . . . QUALITY ASSURANCE . . . . . . EQUIPMENT . . . Protective Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. .1 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 5. . . . . . . . . . . . .3 METAL SPRAYING .1 COATING WEIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT . . . . . . .1 8. . .

.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) ANNEX A. . . . . . ALPHABETICAL INDEX viii . . METHOD OF CHECKING THE ADHESION OF THE ZINC SPRAY TO THE STEEL SURFACES . B. . . C. . . . . . .1 ANNEX B. . . D. . .1 ANNEX D. A. . . . . DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RELATED DOCUMENTS .1 PROCUREMENT CHECK LIST .1 ANNEX C. . .

flow meters. regulators. 25kg coil Wire. c. References to aluminium for metal spraying in this NES mean aluminium in accordance with G1B (99.0mm.5% zinc) as given in BS 3436.. MATERIALS a. spray p y gun..2mm. nozzles.2mm. 25kg coil 3439−99−526−4197 20 cu ft — 110 cu ft 6830−99−942−2250 220 cu ft 6830−99−942−2251 10 lb 6830−99−224−5324 24 lb 6830−99−224−5326 28 lb 6830−99−224−5327 42 lb 6830−99−224−5329 50 lb — 75 lb 6830−99−224−5328 100 lb 6830−99−224−5325 10 cu ft cylinder 6830−99−220−3828 100 cu ft cylinder 6830−99−942−2218 200 cu ft cylinder 6830−99−224−0439 Metal spraying p y g equipment q p (p (pistols.1 7930−99−234−6817 8010−99−543−2432 8010−99−942−9290 .5% Al) or G1C (99% A1) as given in BS 1475.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) 1. 12kg coil Cylinder y propane p p Acetylene y technical BS 1475 3439−99−526−4189 3439−99−526−4190 3439−99−526−4191 3. stands. 25kg coil 3.0mm.2mm. aluminium 2. b.. References to zinc in this NES mean zinc in accordance with Zn2 (99. 12kg coil 3. g . etc Proprietary p y Concentrated General Purpose p cleaner DG Ships p 305 Metallic zinc-rich priming paint Bituminous Solution BS 4652 5 gallon TS 10195A TABLE 1.. 12kg coil 3439−99−526−4194 2. g .2mm. zinc NATO Stock No BS 3436 3439−99−526−4195 3439−99−526−4196 2.0mm. 25kg coil Wire.95% zinc) or Zn3 (99. 12kg coil Cylinder y oxygen yg 3439−99−526−4188 2. spray p y gun..1 MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT 1. The particulars of the materials and equipments to which this NES refers are as follows: Quantity Material Specification 3. g .0mm.

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regulators. grease. the ‘back fire’ is repeated. 2. It is important that no oil. or remain on fittings carrying combustible gases or oxygen. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS a. combustible materials or gas cylinders. The following precautions are to be taken when using or storing gas and oxygen cylinders.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) 2. and until the equipment has been removed from the work area. g.1 2. Keys of gas cylinders must always be a perfect fit on the spigot. then shut off the fuel gas cylinder valve. Gas cylinders in particular. Ignition is only to be within gas free areas. they are to be protected from rain. e. and shut off strictly in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions. and not subject to knocks. Gas and Oxygen Cylinders a. If. close the pistol valve to prevent major damage to the unit. When the spraying unit is to be laid aside after use. are to be treated with care. and care is to be taken to see that full and empty cylinders are clearly distinguishable and kept well apart. adjusted. d. It is also important that no grit or other foreign matter is allowed to enter. they are never to be sited between decks. Cleanliness and leak free connections are essential. and maintained in good condition. shut off as above and ascertain the cause. When not in use the reducing valve fittings and the outlet valve control are to be removed taking care to ensure that the cylinder valve is fully closed before removal. and are to be kept in an upright position at all times. c. or fatty substances are allowed to come into contact with oxygen cylinders. If by arrangement with the Shipbuilders or Ship repairer.2 The danger of explosion or fire is ever present during the setting up of the equipment and carrying out the metal spraying work. blows or excessive heating. All cylinders are to be fitted with Non Return Valves. 2. and the direct rays of the sun. Oil and grease in the presence of oxygen are EXTREMELY EXPLOSIVE. c. When in use the pistol is not to be pointed at other persons. they are permitted to be placed on the ship. b.1 . Immediately reopen the pistol valve. On no account are oxygen and fuel gas cylinders to be stored in the same area and near compartments in which metal spraying is being undertaken. Flame pistols and associated equipment must be used and maintained in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions. both the fuel gas and oxygen cylinder valves are to be closed and the hoses and pistol purged of all residue gas by a reverse flow of compressed air (using suitable adaptors) from the gun end of the hoses to open air. b. Flame Pistols a. It is therefore essential that precautions are taken throughout these periods. or filters. f. The spraying pistol is always to be lit up. When cylinders have to be stored or sited out of doors. allowing air to flush nozzle ports for about half a minute. on relighting correctly. Guidance on precautions which experience has shown to be necessary to guard against the risk of fire and explosion is given in the following Clauses in this section. If the pistol back fires in use. d.

3 Gas and Air Hoses a. c. for collection purposes. Therefore regular cleaning operations to avoid such accumulations are to be carried out. c. In view of this on no account is the metal powder arisings to be discharged into water traps.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) 2. Accumulations of zinc and aluminium spray dust with abrasive blasting dust arisings are potentially explosive and fire hazardous. special couples only are to be used.2 . Only British Standard approved reinforced rubber hoses and connectors of correct distinguishing colours and adequate internal diameter are to be used for gas and air supplies to the metal spraying pistol. The hoses are to be frequently inspected to ensure that they have not become cut or cracked. All hoses supplying fuel gas to the spraying pistol are to be supported and secured in such a manner that they are free from kinks. Care is to be taken to ensure that hoses are securely attached to connectors by means of suitable approved hose clips.5 2. Lighting a.6 b. sharp edges. Ventilation Supply and Exhaust a. which produces an explosive mixture in the presence of air. Hoses that show any defects are to be replaced immediately. b. b.4 2. Particular attention being paid to the inside of exhaust ventilation where heavily oxidized abrasive blasting dust is likely to settle and mix with the sprayed metal dust arisings. The exhaust ventilation trunking within the compartment is to be positioned at the highest and lowest points in the compartment to dispose of any possible accumulation of gases. d. Arisings from cleaning operations are to be removed from the ship and safely disposed of. 2. It is important that an efficient system of flameproof ventilation providing at least 15 volume air changes per hour is installed and maintained in Compartments where metal spraying work is being carried out. On no account is the dust exhausted during abrasive blasting and metal spraying to be collected in the same container. The ventilation trunkings are to be constructed of suitable sound non-flammable material adequately secured and protected from damage. footwear or heavy objects. Likewise zinc and aluminium dust will react with water and give off hydrogen. Cleanliness a. The British Standard distinguishing colours for the hoses are: Orange for propane gas Red for acetylene Blue for oxygen Green or Black for compressed air. 2. c. d. Adequate flameproof and dust proof lighting giving a high standard of illumination is to be provided during the whole course of abrasive blasting and metal spraying work. When two lengths of hose require to be coupled together. and not exposed to possible damage from heat.

and respirators either fed with a clean filtered air supply. or fitted with dust and fume cartridges.3 . tinted goggles.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) 2. All operators are to be issued with. gloves.7 Protective Clothing a. and wear overalls. 2.

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3. latex or ceramic deck coverings will be laid. bathroom.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) 3. Helicopter landing decks and aircraft Flight Decks ARE NOT to be metal sprayed. upper surfaces of all longitudinals in machinery spaces. 3. ‘wet’ bilges. DCW will provide guidance when proposed omissions are under discussion. inaccessible structure. 3. Internal areas to be metal sprayed include inner bottom. EXTENT OF METAL SPRAYING a. any other areas considered to require this standard of preservative treatment. edgestrips and coamings excluding those of aluminium. The extent of metal spraying is to be kept to the minimum consistent with adequate protection of structure and fittings against corrosion.2 The areas selected for metal spraying will be listed in Contract Documents. laundry and galley structures except where neoprene polymeric epoxy. External Areas a. External areas to be metal sprayed include all steel decks and the bottom 75mm of all adjacent superstructures.1 .1 Internal Areas a.

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where it is necessary to walk on. or other forms of abrasive to be used for the purpose. Thereafter the prepared surface is not to be allowed to become contaminated in any way before the metal coating is applied. and injury to persons working in the vicinity. are to wear clean overshoes and gloves. f. are to be removed whilst the work is in progress. (5) Where the work is of necessity and is required to be carried out in the open air in wet or cold weather conditions. c. All the surfaces are to be initially washed and cleaned of all oil. (4) Sharp edges on attachments. and ground flat and smooth. The initial washing and abrasive blasting of the surfaces is to be carried out following all the instructions with respect to procedures. it is to be thoroughly cleaned of all spent abrasive grit. and surrounding weld spatter removed. e. On no account is copper slag. suitable weatherproof covers are to be erected over the areas being treated as protection from the weather elements. seatings etc are to be slightly rounded off to approx 2mm radius. environmental conditions. (3) All portable items which might otherwise obstruct free access for the preparation. and subsequent inspection of areas of structure. 4. b. When all the above requirements have been satisfactorily complied with. The following requirements are to be met before the structure concerned is prepared for the application of the metal sprayed coatings. to produce a blast cleaned surface profile 100 microns.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) 4. (2) All welds are to be continuous. coating. so as to avoid contamination of equipment. the structure and fittings are to be prepared in the following manner. dirt and other foreign matter by washing and scrubbing with general purpose detergent to DG Ships 305 and then abrasive blasted to the BS 4232 1st Quality (SA 3) standard of finish using Grade G 24 chilled iron grit. suitable screens are to be erected to confine the spread of abrasive to within the working area. g. grease. d. Where the abrasive blasting is carried out by open circuit blasting methods. and residue dust particles using a suitable vacuum cleaner fitted with a brush attachment for the final clean. precautions. Personnel employed on final cleaning of the abrasive blasted areas and the application of the metal sprayed coatings. SURFACE PREPARATION a. After an area has been abrasive blasted in preparation for the application of the coating. (1) All welding required to be carried out on surfaces and the reverse side of surfaces including the securing of minor fittings and attachments is to be completed. or handle the areas being treated.1 . and Quality Assurance requirements contained in Sections 5 and 6 of NES 755.

2 .NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) h. In any event the abrasive blasted surface is not to be allowed to remain bare for more than 6 hours before being overcoated. The abrasive blasting is to be so arranged for an area abrasive blasted during a working shift. to be coated with the full specified sprayed metal thickness before the cessation of the working shift. If despite these requirements areas abrasive blasted show signs of deterioration before being overcoated the areas affected are to be reabrasive blasted to the required standard before the sprayed metal coating is applied. 4. i.

e.Where Feed Water Tanks are specified to be metal sprayed the coating is to consist of 200 microns of aluminium.a. The metal sprayed coatings are to be of fine texture free from lumps.2mm diameter. overcoated with 100−125 microns of aluminium. Personnel employed on the application work are to wear gloves and clean overshoes whilst walking on or cleaning the surfaces. 5.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) 5. The surfaces being metal sprayed are also to be continuously cleaned of metal dust arisings using a vacuum cleaner during application. f. and considerably overlapping each pass in order to produce an even overall thickness and avoid corrugations in the coating finish. i. (4) Feed Water Tanks. The speed to which the pistol is passed over the surface during application is also to be taken in relationship to the rate to which the wire is melted and atomized.1 Sprayed Metal Systems a. When applying the duplex zinc aluminium metal coating system no more than 2 hours are to be allowed to lapse between the completion of the application of the zinc and overcoating with the aluminium. On no account are surfaces to be allowed to become contaminated whilst tests are being applied. The metal coating thickness is to be built up in one continuous operation.1 . Zinc to a total thickness of not less than 150 microns. d. 150 microns of zinc. Application of the Coatings a. and of even thickness. to produce a total thickness of not less than 150 microns. and passes freely through the spraying pistol. The application of the sprayed metal coatings is generally to be in accordance with BS 2569 Part 1 except where augmented or modified in the aforementioned or following Clauses. On no account is metal in powder form to be used. c. b. The metal to be sprayed is to be in wire form of no more than 3.2 The sprayed metal systems to be applied to structure are as follows: (1) Exterior Weatherdecks. coarse areas and loosely adherent particles. METAL SPRAYING 5. and applied using a suitable flame metal spraying pistol as mentioned in Clause 6. h. by successive passes over the surface in one direction. During application of the metal coatings it is important that every effort is made to constantly keep the spray nozzle at the distance from the surface recommended by the manufacturer of the equipment and to direct the sprayed metal vertically on to the surface being coated. A duplex sprayed metal system consisting of 50 microns of zinc. 5. On no account is an initial thin flash coat of metal to be applied to abrasive blasted surfaces to serve as a ‘holding coat’ whilst the remaining surfaces are being abrasive blasted prior to applying the full thickness of the metal. Care is also to be taken to ensure that the metal spraying wire is kept free of kinks. (3) Internal Structure (except Feed Water Tanks). g. (2) Weatherdecks to be fitted with wood decking.

the areas in question are to be carefully scraped back to sound surrounding edges. but allowing a sufficient uncovered margin for overlapping with the metal for joining up purposes when the adjoining area is subsequently coated. and then power abrasive disced to the SVENSK STANDARD SIS 05 59 00 (Swedish C St 3 pronounced metallic sheen appearance). followed by making good by over coating with multiple coats of zinc rich epoxy paint Type 3 to BS 4652 to produce a total dry film thickness of at least 100 microns before touching up with the specified paint system. When an area abrasive blasted and metal sprayed adjoins areas still to be treated.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) 5. k. Areas of damaged metal sprayed coatings are to be repaired by reabrasive blasting and remetal spraying the affected areas. Repair of Metal Sprayed Coatings a. the finished area is to be protected against damage from abrasive blasting and abrasive given inbedment by covering with suitable sheeting.2 . Where circumstances prevent the use of abrasive blasting equipment. following the procedures and to the standards already mentioned for the preparation and metal spraying of surfaces. 5. The metal sprayed coating is to be sealed by overcoating with the first coat of the specified paint system immediately the application has been completed.3 j.

If the equipment is fitted with flow meters the test spray is first to be tried with minimum flows. These instructions will detail the type of fuel gas and pressures of gas. Electric arc spray processes are not approved. The approved process for metal spraying is by the use of wire fed proprietary fuel gas/oxygen spray guns.38 bar and compressed air at 4. Too rapid a feed of wire produces lumpy finishes and too slow a feed an exceptionally fine oxidized coating. handling and maintenance of equipment must be complied with. oxygen at 1. oxygen and compressed air required. Fluctuations of pressures of fuel gas. Large gauge wires produce coarse finishes. g. oxygen and compressed air will result in non-uniform spray application.1 . c. Moisture and/or oil in the compressed air will have a deleterious affect on the metal sprayed coatings. EQUIPMENT a. type of flame. angle of spray and distance from surface are then to be adjusted until the trial area is satisfactorily sprayed.14 bar with the gun nozzle square to and approx 300mm from the surface. Note: The fuel gas pressure quoted is for propane. The maker’s instructions for the use. gradually increasing the flows until optimum spray performance is achieved. Pressures. considerable alteration may be necessary for other fuel gases or gun nozzle sizes employed. If the maker’s instructions are not provided a test area is to be sprayed starting with fuel gas at 1.7 bar. 6. Only dry compressed air is therefore to be used. angle of operation and distance of gun nozzle from the prepared surface. h. e. b. f.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) 6. d.

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NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) 7. On no account are abrasive blasted or sprayed metal coated surfaces to be allowed to become contaminated in any way before being overcoated. and dust after abrasive blasting and the subsequent application of the sprayed metal and sealing of the coating on completion.h. j. g. Supervisors and Quality Assurance Representatives are also to be likewise dressed. h. Tinsley. Relative humidity. The surface preparation. 7. over areas being treated is to be prohibited whilst the work is in progress and until finally completed. k. midway. d. b. The Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) is to be satisfied that all the requirements listed in Clause 4. c.2k. and at the end of each shift and the relevant details recorded and documented. The overcoating time constraints mentioned in Clauses 4. and until the sprayed metal surface has been sealed with the first coat of the specified paint system. The thickness of the metal coating being applied is to be frequently measured both during and on completion to ensure that the specific thickness is deposited. The QAR is to satisfy himself that the abrasive grit. e. 5. and metal wire intended for use are of the grade and quality called for. Foot traffic by persons other than mentioned above. Each stage of the surface preparation and application of the coatings is to be inspected both during and after completion and any descrepancies rectified before the next stage is commenced.. and application of the metal coatings is not to be carried out when the relative humidity is above 70% nor where the steel substrate temperature falls less than 3° C above the dew point. and 5. and that the equipment intended for use is efficient. have been met before the commencement of the surface preparation and application of the metal sprayed coatings.. f. are to be strictly observed. On no account are magnetically operated type instruments such as the Microtest. or elcometer 101 thickness gauges to be used for the purpose. pull off. are to wear gloves and clean overshoes whilst carrying out the work. The thickness is to be measured using suitable commercially available electro-magnetic type instruments calibrated and operated strictly in accordance with the manufacturers instructions for the purpose required. safe for use. i.1 .2e. If necessary these conditions are to be brought about by using suitable flameproof dehumidifiers set to work at least 24 hours before the commencement of the abrasive blasting and metal spraying work operation during the whole course of the blasting and metal spraying work.a. Areas found lacking in this respect are to be further metal sprayed until the required thickness is achieved. The Contractor undertaking the work is to provide evidence that the operators to be employed have been properly trained in the operation and use of all the main associated ancillary equipment and are fully conversant with all the requirements. and maintained in a serviceable condition. QUALITY ASSURANCE a. When flat surfaces such as decks are being treated personnel employed on the removal of spent abrasive grit. ambient temperature and substrate temperature readings are to be taken before.

and type of metal spraying equipment and size of wire used. method of abrasive blasting. and fine matt appearance. standards of abrasive blasting and metal spraying achieved. Such details are to include relative humidity. free from coarse areas. Areas where the adhesion or surface finish is found to be unsatisfactory are to be blast cleaned free of the defective coating. and the intercoat adhesion between the zinc and aluminium is to be tested to the procedures and instructions contained in Annex C.2 . For the zinc and aluminium system the thickness of the zinc and aluminium coatings are to be measured and recorded separately. 7. o. ambient and surface temperature readings. and loosely adherent particles. m. together with the total thickness measurement readings of the sprayed metal deposited. and re-metal sprayed to the required standards. In addition the adhesion of the sprayed metal coating to the underlying steel substrate.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) l. The QAR is to record and document all the relevant details concerning the work. The finished metal sprayed surface is to be inspected for uniformity of texture. n.

753. 8. TREATMENT OF METAL SPRAYED SURFACES 8. or as otherwise specified in the Contract Documents. the first coat of the appropriate paint system in accordance with and or NES’s. Steel weatherdeck surfaces which have been abrasive blasted and sprayed with the full thickness of zinc. ie 150 microns and are subsequently to be covered with wood decking. with a coat of bituminous solution to TS 10195A. 8.1 . is to be applied before deterioration or contamination occurs.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) 8. 765. Dehumidification and temperature control is to be provided as stated in NES 755 (Section 5 Clause 0511).2 Where abrasive blasted steel surfaces have been sprayed with metal to the full thickness specified. External a. 763. are to be sealed. Dehumidification and temperature control is to be provided as stated in NES 755 (Section 5 Clause 0511). b. Where weatherdeck surfaces and the bottom 75mm of steel superstructure have been abrasive blasted and sprayed with zinc followed by aluminium to a finished total thickness of 150 microns.1 Internal a. 774. before deterioration or contamination can occur. in accordance with NES 156. the appropriate paint system specified in NES 753 and Class or Ship drawings is to be applied before deterioration or contamination occurs.

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1 COATING WEIGHT c. Tubes on which screw threads are required are to be galvanized before the threads are cut. NES 507 is to be referred to for information on galvanizing requirements specifically applicable to electrotechnical equipment. b.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) 9. The coating weight determined by dividing the total weight of the deposited galvanizing by the total surface area treated is to produce the ratios as shown in TABLE 9. Hot-Dip Galvanizing is to be carried out in accordance with BS 729 or BS 2989. HOT-DIP GALVANIZING a. e.1 .1: Category Steel structurals and articles which are not centrifuged Thicknesses Coating Weight 5mm and over not less than 610g/m2 under 5mm not less than 460g/m2 − not less than 610g/m2 − not less than 305g/m2 under 5mm not less than 460g/m2 Grey and malleable iron castings Threaded work and other articles which are centrifuged Steel sheet and coil TABLE 9. 9. NES 155 is to be referred to for certain areas where galvanizing is prohibited or mandatory. d. whichever is appropriate for the article or structural material being galvanized.

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d...b. for defence equipment types I. BS 3436 Ingot zinc 1. 8. TABLE 1.1. sheet/ plate and slit wide strip 9. RELATED DOCUMENTS A.2b.2 NES 507 NES 753 Materials and Finishes for Electro-technical 9.a.1.d. .1 Reference is made to: Referred to in Clause BS 729 Hot-dip galvanized coatings on iron and steel articles Wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys for general engineering purposes: wire Sprayed metal coatings Pt 1..1. Annex D.1.1 BS 4232 Surface finish of blast-cleaned steel for painting Metallic zinc-rich priming paint (organic media) Paint systems. NES 156 Wood Decking 8.1 5. NES 755 Abrasive Blasting of Steel NES 763 Preservation and Painting of Compartments 8. II and III 4. BS 2989 Continuously hot-dip zinc coated and ironzinc alloy coated steel: wide strip. TABLE 1.2b. Protection of iron and steel by aluminium and zinc against atmospheric corrosion 9. Annex D. 4. 8.2 5.c.e.c. in Surface Ships Requirements for Painting of Machinery 8. BS 1475 BS 2569 Pt 1 BS 4652 TS 10195A 1.1 TABLE 1.1.1 ANNEX A.2 SVENSK Standard SIS 05 59 00 Pictorial Surface Preparation Standards for 5. A.1.1 of Submarines General Purpose Cleaning Liquid Detergent TABLE 1.3. Compartments in Steel Hulled Surface Ships NES 765 NES 774 DG Ships 305 4.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) ANNEX A. Requirements for Preparation and Painting 8.3 Painting of Steel Surfaces NES 155 Structural Practices in Steel Surface Ships 9. 8. 8. Equipment Weatherdecks—Preparation and Painting 8. bitumen. TABLE 1.

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.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) ANNEX B.1 There are no Definitions and Abbreviations for this NES. B.1 ANNEX B. DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS B.

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C. METHOD OF CHECKING THE ADHESION OF THE ZINC SPRAY TO THE STEEL SURFACES EQUIPMENT REQUIRED C.1 ANNEX C.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) ANNEX C. C. C. C. by the application of sufficient pressure.5 The items or areas selected for this test is to be agreed between the Contractor and the responsible Quality Assurance Authority. C.3 Using a straight edge and a hardened steel scriber.2 Hardened steel scriber ground to a sharp 30° point. score two parallel lines in the coating at a distance apart equal to approximately ten times the average coating thickness.4 Should any part of the coating between the lines break away from the base metal it is to be deemed to have failed the test. . The cuts are to penetrate through the full depth of the coating to the base metal and. METHOD C.6 The test is destructive and the damaged area must be locally reblasted and re-metal sprayed in accordance with this NES.1 Straight edge. be achieved in the minimum number of strokes.

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... Each item is to be marked either: p NA = = included not applicable CLAUSE CHECK CHECK No No 1.... listed 2. REFERENCE ...2b. 4. Where abrasive blasted steel surfaces have been 8...NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) ANNEX D.1 p or NA 5..... 765 or Contract Documents is to be applied 3... The areas selected for metal spraying are to be 3....a.1 PROCUREMENT CHECK LIST TITLE ... ...a. D.. 3. ANNEX D... 2... This Check List is to ensure that certain aspects of this Naval Engineering Standard are consulted when preparing a Statement of Technical Requirements for a particular application..... 6. the first coat of the appropriate paint system in accordance with NES 763. Notes: 1......2b.. 5.. Only approved type of metal spraying equipment and abrasive grit to be specified Metal not to be used in powder form D.. Clauses where a preference for an option is to be used or where specific data is to be added are included in the Check List.1 sprayed with metal to the full thickness specified..

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2 INDEX. 8. 7.1 C Cleanliness.1.1 L Lighting. 2.2. 2.2 Coating weight. 7. 1.1 D Dehumidification.1 Flameproofing. 9.2 Application. internal. 2.1. external.2 H Hoses.1. 3.1 Areas. 2. 8.1 INDEX . 5.1.1 G Gas cylinders—precautions. ventilation.1. 2.1.1 Discharge. 2. 3. 6. 2.1 Cylinders.2 Hot-dip galvanizing. 2.1 Gas hoses. 3. 9. 2. 2.1. 5.2 E Electrotechnical equipment. 4.1 Environmental conditions. 9. 8.2 Flow meters. 7. selected.2 Areas. 2. 2. 6.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) ALPHABETICAL INDEX A Air hoses.1 Equipment.1 Areas.1.1 F Flame pistols.

8. 4. 2.1 Protective clothing.2 Tubes.1. 2. 8. 8. fuel gas. 5.1 T Temperature control. 7.1 Thickness of coatings.1 Preparation.1.1 Trunking. 4. 7.1 P Paint system.1 Pressures.1.1 V Ventilation supply and exhaust—precautions. welds. 5.1 O Operators requirements.1 Preparation. 4. 7. 6.1.1. 9.2 R Regulators. 7. 2. cleaning. 2. oxygen.2. protection. 1.1.2 Q Quality control. 7.2 .1 INDEX INDEX.1. 5. 7.2 W Wood decking.1 Preparation. air.NES 764 Issue 3 (Reformatted) M Materials. 7. 5.

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