2008 Volume 57 Issue 12 Pages 542-547
We developed the quantitative monitoring method for coating condition inside a ballast tank. We proposed the coating condition is evaluated with the surface resistance. We developed the identification method to obtain the whole surface resistance from the differential potential induced by the impressed current from an optional anode inside a tank. We introduced differential potential measurement and inverse analysis to obtain the surface resistance representing the coating condition. The potential measurement and quantitative evaluation were conducted in the actual ship. The verification was performed and there was the good agreement between the proposed method and the preliminary visual inspection.