Laboratory Testing of Thermal Insulation and Weathercoats Designed for Shipboard Weather Deck Service
NAVAL AIR ENGINEERING CENTER LAKEHURST NJ SHIP AND SHORE INSTALLATIONS ENGINEERING DEPT
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A continuing maintenance problem on aircraft carriers is the corrosion of catapult steam valves. Corrosion of the valves is caused by contact with sea water and other contaminants running down from the flight deck and penetrating thermal insulation around the valves. A program was designed to determine more effective weathercoats and possibly alternate insulating systems for use on the catapult valves. The program was conducted under realistically simulated conditions. The program rated twenty weathercoats on their resistance to sea water penetration on their relative flammability on their impact resistance and on their stability in a simulated catapult environment. Also, five different types of blanket-wrap insulation were evaluated for stability in an environment simulating a weather deck exposure near the catapults. This report presents the results of the program. Color illustrations reproduced in black and white.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Marine Engineering
- Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves