Prefailure Evaluation Techniques for Marine Coatings
MARITIME ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC
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Two studies were made as noted in the Foreword on page 1, and the complete reports follow. The number of tests available to control quality of product, surface preparation, application and cure are too numerous to use in their entirety in shipyard painting. Further, there are today very few tests which can determine the probability of failure of a coating system with any degree of reliability after application. The success of a coating system is dependent on many things from surface condition to weather at time of application. The only assurance of the quality of a coating system comes from monitoring and controlling the surface preparation, paint quality and application. A few post application tests can be made to obtain limited assurance that the coating system will perform satisfactorily.
- Physical Chemistry
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