INTERIOR CORROSION OF STEEL FIVE-GALLON MILITARY WATER CANS.
Technical rept., Jul 1965-Feb 1966
ARMY NATICK LABS MA CLOTHING AND ORGANIC MATERIALS LAB
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A study was made of the occurrence of interior corrosion in the steel five-gallon military water can. The study covered used as well as new cans. It was found that much of the rusting is attributable to excessively sharp edges at lap seams, creating a condition that coatings generally cannot be expected to overcome. Other rusting was found to be of limited extent and to vary in location from can to can. The exact cause of this variable corrosion was not proven, but the condition is characteristic of that commonly resulting from locally inadequate surface preparation. It is concluded that the specification should be revised to include a smoothing of seam edges, b more frequent testing, and c simplification of some of the tests so that they will be more amenable to frequent application.
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