Application of Corrosion- and Fire-Resistant Coating Systems on Buildings 227 and 299 at Rock Island Arsenal
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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Fire protective coatings have historically lacked sufficient durability to maintain the coating in good condition and protect the substrate from corrosion. New, innovative epoxy intumescent coatings are much more durable and inhibit corrosion of steel. This project demonstrated the performance of this type of coating system on two structures at Rock Island Arsenal where fire risk and corrosive conditions are significant, and included outdoor exposure testing and accelerated weathering tests at the ERDC-CERL paints and coatings laboratory. Additional research was conducted to further develop engineered siloxane-epoxy coating technology as fire protective and corrosion-resistant coating systems with improved durability. The coating system successfully demonstrated in this project has the potential to provide the benefits of this protection to many types of structures across the DoD.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes