Accession Number:

ADA066115

Title:

Corrosion and Biofouling of OTEC System Surfaces - Design Factors

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 76-Mar 78

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

Biofouling and corrosion of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion OTEC plants are critical factors in the economic feasibility of the OTEC concept. As the mission and operating requirements of an OTEC plant are significantly different than those for any existing facility, many unique materials and design problems must be addressed. This report identifies factors that influence biofouling and corrosion, recommends specific design features where appropriate, and identifies items requiring further investigation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE