Laboratory Evaluation of Protective Coatings Intended for Use over Urethane Foam.
OCEAN CITY RESEARCH CORP N J
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Sprayed-in-place urethane foam is currently used by the Navy to seal deck openings and provide a weather resistant barrier for exposed deck areas on inactive ships. The Navy is now using a fiber-reinforced, asphalt-base coating as a protective topcoat to provide increased waterproofing as well as resistance to photochemical deterioration. Laboratory tests were conducted to evaluate alternate coatings and compare the cost effectiveness of the currently-used asphalt-base coating with alternate coatings. The tests included impact, adhesion, moisture penetration, simulated footwear, flammability, and atmospheric exposure. The report presents the results of the test program. Color illustrations reproduced in black and white.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Marine Engineering