Accession Number:

ADA592069

Title:

Joint Test Protocol: Environmentally Friendly Zirconium Oxide Pretreatment Demonstration

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb-Jul 2013

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

There is a need to implement innovative and cost-effective replacement technologies to address the multiple health, safety, and compliance issues associated with the use of zinc phosphate and chromatechrome containing conversion coatings while maintaining military readiness for national defense. The new technology must be compatible with original equipment manufacturerdepot infrastructure to and with the current coatings and substrates used by the Department of Defense, and have corrosion performance equivalent or better than current pretreatment technology. The objective of this program is to demonstrate a novel zirconium-based pretreatment that will be environmentally acceptable, cost effective, and perform equal to baseline pretreatments for multimetal application. The demonstration will be on a military asset coated and compatible with the existing chemical agent-resistant coating system.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE