Accession Number:

ADA371715

Title:

Cape Cod Railroad Bridge Coating Field Test Results

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This report documents observations on the performance of six representative coating systems applied to a steel railroad bridge in 1994 as part of an Army Corps of Engineers field study. The objective of the study was to compare the performance of industry-accepted coating systems as applied to steel surfaces cleaned and prepared according to four different industry standards. The coatings were applied under contract by a local sandblasting and painting company working under typical field conditions. Two field inspections of the coatings were conducted - once after 1 year of service and again after 5 years of service. This report provides details on surface preparation, coating application, and field performance, including photographs of the test structure and manufacturers literature on the six coatings tested.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE