Accession Number:

ADA036158

Title:

Harbor Screening Tests of Marine Borer Inhibitors.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 75-Mar 76,

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The Civil Engineering Laboratory exposed wood panels impregnated with various materials to determine the resistance of these panels to attack by marine borers. This report lists the results of harbor tests of panels which underwent exposure from January 1967 through 1971 at Pearl Harbor and 1976 at Port Hueneme. When impregnated into wood test panels, creosote and 70-30 creosotecoal-tar solution are about equally effective against Martesia and teredinid attack, but the addition of certain organic and organometallic compounds to creosote or creosotecoal-tar solution produces a preservative superior to either solution alone. Certain creosote-free treatments which contain a combination of one material specifically toxic to Limnoria and another material specifically toxic to teredines are superior to creosote or creosotecoal-tar solutions in preventing marine borer attack. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE