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Various chemical agents suitable for hold cleaning

Chemicals recommendations

There are many different types of cargoes which are commonly carried in bulk in today's market, and they all require different methods of hold cleaning, although one basic rule always applies, and that is that the vessel's cargo holds must always be cleaned to the highest standards possible, regardless of the next commodity to be carried.



The table below describes the types of cargo and cleaning agent in combination with Epoxy coatings.

chemical for hold cleaning
Fig: Chemical for hold cleaning



chemical for hold cleaning
Fig: Chemical for hold cleaning

A comprehensive hold washing plan approved by the master is to be produced. The plan must include but is not limited to the following:


  1. Cargo hold Swept cleaning, Washing down, Use of chemicals, Limewashing & Drying holds technics


  2. Cargo hold cleaning problem and related guideline


  3. Hold cleaning in bulk carriers- Preparation for grain loading

  4. Cargo hold maintenance guideline


  5. Hold preparation checklist -Cleanliness/preparation, additional measures


  6. Cargo holds readinesss, maintenance requirement, preventing stevedore damages & safety aspects


  7. Cargo hold inspection -Reasons for failing hold inspections


  8. Chief officers final inspection prior cargo hold survey


  9. Maintenance procedure for mechanical steel hatch covers




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    5. Cargo hold Swept cleaning, Washing down, Use of chemicals, Limewashing & Drying holds technics


    6. Cargo hold cleaning problem and related guideline


    7. Hold cleaning in bulk carriers- Preparation for grain loading

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    9. Cargo hold maintenance guideline


    10. Hold preparation checklist -Cleanliness/preparation, additional measures


    11. Cargo holds readinesss, maintenance requirement, preventing stevedore damages & safety aspects


    12. Cargo hold inspection -Reasons for failing hold inspections


    13. Chief officers final inspection prior cargo hold survey


    14. Maintenance procedure for mechanical steel hatch covers






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