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A Watertight, Fighting Lady

USS Yorktown spray polyurethane foam insulation

The USS Yorktown’s (The Fighting Lady) engine room receives a facelift with the help of spray foam providing optimal insulation and water barriers By Jourdan Porter  Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is widely recognized as an insulating material that keeps water out of any building structure to which it is installed. But what if the structure itself is on the water? ...

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The River Bear

Polyurea shores up “Brazos Bear” double-decker sternwheeler to continue its journey down the river By SPI Polyurea  The Brazos Bear (formerly known as The Spirit of the Rivers), a brightly painted green and yellow recently re-constructed 70-foot double-decker sternwheeler, with its roaring bear proudly displayed on the side, paddles its way up and down the Brazos River, drawing interest along ...

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Of Foam And Fish

Spray polyurethane foam helps efficiently and effectively insulate an 84-gross-ton fishing vessel from the frigid waters in which she sails. By Jen Kramer One hundred thousand pounds of fish. By any measure, that is a big haul. Now imagine a ship with a fish hold large enough to contain a catch that substantial. It would have to be pretty well insulated, wouldn’t ...

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Rising Tide: Spray Foam Rescues 135-year Old Vessel From Deterioration

Marine vessels, like all things in life, have an expiration date. As years go by, ships are subjected to damage derived from corrosion, rusting, leaking hulls, forceful ocean breezes, and relentless tides. These floating structures transition from needing minor repairs to requiring constant, significant maintenance, to the point where said vessel is subject to steady deterioration. In the long run, ...

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Anchors Way: How Closed-Cell Spray Foam Improved the Coastal Progress

The Coastal Progress is a marine vessel that holds and processes seafood caught by smaller ships and boats in the cold, abundant waters of the North Pacific and the Gulf of Alaska. The vessel is a humongous cold storage facility that can speed along at 10-12 knots. In its role with the fishing fleet, the Coastal Progress must maintain their ...

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