INVESTIGATION OF SONAR DIAPHRAGM COATINGS
NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CA
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INVESTIGATIONS WERE MADE OF COMMERCIAL COATING MATERIALS FOR SONAR EQUIPMENT, PARTICULARLY SONAR DIAPHRAGMS CONSTRUCTED OF 5 Cr steel, Vasco-Jet 1000. Properties sought included elasticity to withstand vibration of the sonar diaphragm, resistance to the natural environment sea water and salt atmosphere , air drying, and adhesiveness. Of the 19 coatings tested, a polyurethane product, Laminar X-500, passed the tests and possessed the required qualities. When properly applied this material is exceptionally effective in the protection of underwater equipment.
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes