Global Patent Index - EP 0968914 A1

EP 0968914 A1 2000-01-05 - Device for and method of applying work to internal surfaces of a vessel hold

Title (en)

Device for and method of applying work to internal surfaces of a vessel hold

Title (de)

Gerät und Verfahren zum Bearbeiten von Innenoberflächen eines Schiffsladeraumes

Title (fr)

Dispositif et méthode pour travailler les surfaces intérieures des cales d'un bateau


EP 0968914 A1 (EN)


EP 98305306 A


  • EP 98305306 A
  • AU 7406598 A
  • CA 2242128 A
  • JP 20096998 A
  • KR 19980028079 A
  • NZ 33084998 A
  • SG 1998001591 A

Abstract (en)

A self-contained device for cleaning and coating hold surfaces in a bulk carrier includes four major components, namely a horizontally mobile vertical tower (28) (e.g., with walking beams (30) for permitting the device to move into the four corners of the hold (12) into which it has been lowered), a vertical trolley (32) for permitting the workers to reach with their equipment all elevations within the hold, a horizontal trolley (34) for permitting the workers to achieve optimum proximity to a wall surface (24), and cleaning and coating support equipment and systems (36). The device can be lifted into and out of the cargo hold altogether, or in sections. A walkway on the horizontal trolley (34) preferably extends on all four sides, in order to permit working from at least two sides simultaneously for each of four positions of the base on the bottom of the hold. For cleaning and coating, automated abrasive blasting equipment (70) and automated coating spraying equipment (76) is provided for horizontal travel along each of the four sides of the horizontal trolley, e.g., on the safety rail. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B63C 5/02; B63B 59/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B63B 9/00 (2006.01); B63B 25/00 (2006.01); B63B 27/16 (2006.01); B63B 57/00 (2006.01); B63B 59/00 (2006.01); B63B 59/06 (2006.01); B63B 59/10 (2006.01); B63C 5/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B63B 59/06 (2013.01); B63C 5/02 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family

EP 0968914 A1 20000105; EP 0968914 B1 20030514; AU 7406598 A 20000120; AU 759626 B2 20030417; CA 2242128 A1 19991229; DE 69814603 D1 20030618; DE 69814603 T2 20040311; DK 0968914 T3 20030915; ES 2199411 T3 20040216; JP 2000038196 A 20000208; KR 20000008320 A 20000207; NZ 330849 A 20000128; PT 968914 E 20030930; SG 65082 A1 20010320