Accession Number:

ADA291876

Title:

Laboratory Evaluation of Fusion-Bonded Epoxy Coatings for Civil Works Applications.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL ENGINEERING AND MA TERIALS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This study investigates safer, more cost-effective alternatives to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers paint specification C-200A, Coal Tar Epoxy Coating, which is used to protect steel sheet piling. Fusion-bonded epoxy, a nonpolluting shop-applied coating, was evaluated in laboratory tests as a potential replacement for C-200A. Laboratory tests that included salt and fresh water immersion, cyclic salt fogultraviolet UV condensation, impact resistance, and cathodic disbondment were conducted on four fusion-bonded epoxy and two control coating systems. Fusion-bonded epoxy coatings have excellent resistance to impact and cathodic disbondment. Resistance to corrosion in fresh and salt water immersion and in cyclic salt fogUV-condensation exposures was comparable to the control coating systems. Based on the results of the laboratory tests, a field evaluation of fusion-bonded epoxy is recommended. jg

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE