Accession Number:

ADA199921

Title:

Corrosion Mitigation and Materials Selection Guide for Military Construction in a Severely Corrosive Environment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1988-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers guidance for military construction in the Middle East, called Standard Overseas Guide Specifications SOGS, are reviewed to insure they incorporate the most effective corrosion mitigation techniques. The Middle East environment presents a unique set of corrosivity problems due to the desert sand, high winds, and warm, salt-laden atmosphere. These conditions, along with operation and maintenance constraints, can lead to costly premature corrosion failures. Recommendations are given for optimizing protection against corrosion in this environment. This guidance can be incorporated into the SOGS where information is incomplete, outdated, or lacking it can also be considered for revising the applicable Corps of Engineers Guide Specifications CEGS.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE