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The STARBOUND underwent a major transformation at Dakota Creek Industries in 2015. The Starbound was built at DCI, in Anacortes, WA in 1989. The Starbound had 60 feet added to her midsection to accommodate a new fish meal/oil plant.

ARCOR® S-16, a 100% solids, 0% VOC 2-part Epoxy was Plural Sprayer applied to the Fish Oil and Ballast Tank Compartments in a single coat of 25 mils.

The ARCOR® S-16 has been immersion tested by the company for 24 months prior to application with no deterioration or weight gain. Nor was there any leaching of S-16 to contaminate the oil.

Fish oil is very aggressive and typically stainless steel would be used for its storage. The ARCOR® S-16 is far less costly in material and in installation. Additionally damage or defects are easily and quickly repaired in the field.

Update Dec. 2017: After (2) years in service the Chief Engineer Reports that the S-16 has reduced time to clean the tanks by over 50% !!

Looking into the new 60′ section of the STARBOUND the top is the trawl deck, middle, the new factory space and bottom, the fish meal/oil plant, and below the Fish Oil Storage coated with ARCOR® S-16 Blue.

Plural Spray Application of ARCOR® S-16 on panels to be installed in the vessel Starbound. 

They will form the walls of fish oil storage tanks in this ocean going vessel.

The areas taped off are where the panels will be welded onto the above deck and outer hull. This will prevent burning/damage of the coating during the welding.

Once installed the welds will be ground and cleaned and ARCOR® S-16 will be roller applied with a 3” tie-in to the previously sprayed areas. 

This is a more costly method but yields a better finished result. 

Plural Spray Application of ARCOR® S-16 by Hunnicutts Inc. of Bellingham Washington under the supervision of Ron Daniel of Dakota Creek Industries.

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