Accession Number:

ADA576224

Title:

Use Of New Industrial Coatings for the U.S. Navy Waterfront Structures

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Navy has been utilizing epoxy polyamide and coal tar epoxy coatings to protect waterfront structures such as piers and wharfs for many years. However, these particular coatings have become undesirable for use as their VOC levels exceed the newly instituted guidelines published by the EPA in 1999. Therefore, the Navy has begun the process of researching other potential coatings which meet the current federal standards. Some of these coatings include fusion bonded epoxy coatings, moisture cured urethane coatings, epoxy aliphatic polyurethane with polypropylene fiber coatings, glass flake resin coatings. Some preliminary testing suggests that fusion bonded epoxy and moisture cured urethane coatings provide adequate corrosion resistant properties in the harsh marine environment. However, more standardized testing must be instituted for these potential coating systems in order to ensure the Navy makes the most informed decision in the future.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE