phone: 803-396-8400
CaseStudy | Water you waiting for?

CaseStudy | Water you waiting for?

Posted by Lauren Miller on 6th Mar 2023

Battle of the Barge - 

Fight Corrosion in Marine Maintenance Applications

Barge at dock


The nation's largest inland tank barge fleet is operated out of Houston, TX. This company has several vessels that are leased to companies in a variety of industries. Their fleet is constantly exposed to harsh climates and weather conditions that cause wide-spread corrosion on the walls of their vessels, anchors, bolts, turnbuckles, pulleys, etc. A lot of money is invested in the upkeep of every vessel, and the confidence that the barges stay performing and are in excellent condition is a must!

"Upon a few months of using Rust Patrol, no new signs of rust have appeared."


The customer wanted to protect and prevent rust on newer vessels moving forward.


Rust PatrolĀ® was applied to the new vessels. The maintenance team brushed it on the walls as well as the anchors and other exposed metal surfaces. It didn't change the color of the metal pieces like other products that have been used in the past, which is a huge plus. Upon a few months of using Rust Patrol, no new signs of rust have appeared.

Ship at dock