Accession Number:

ADA022450

Title:

Underwater-Applied Coatings for Steel Structures.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 73-Jun 75,

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Several underwater-applied epoxy coatings were developed for protecting steel structures in seawater. The more promising formulations were laboratory and field tested at different times using a brush, a roller, and a curved plastic applicator developed by the Navy Coastal Systems Laboratory. The coating that was the easiest to apply underwater is now marketed by a commercial supplier. Sandblasting was found to be the best method of preparing steel surfaces for painting underwater, and waterblasting was the next best of the five methods tested. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE