Accession Number : AD0600030

Title :   THE FIELD EVALUATION OF AN EXPERIMENTAL AIR DRY FUEL RESISTANT COATING.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : ARMY COATING AND CHEMICAL LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Hatch,Virgil O.

Report Date : 06 MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The object of the investigation is to field evaluate an experimental air dry fuel resistant coating based on phenolic modified butadiene-acrylontrile copolymer. The coating was applied to the interior of eight, 1200 gallon, 6 x 6, 2 1/2 ton, fuel transporters and examined every three months for periods up to 21 months. There was no evidence of cracking, peeling or sluffing of the coating when exposed to various fuels. Small corrosion spots, due to improper cleaning prior to coating, were easily cleaned and brush coated. These retouched areas have given excellent service to date. The coating was also applied to the interior of a series of 30 gallon and 5 gallon containers by spray and slush respectively. The containers were filled with various fuel-water mixtures and placed on exterior exposure. Visual inspection after 12 months showed the coating to be in excellent condition. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASTIC COATINGS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS), (*ACRYLONITRILE POLYMERS, PLASTIC COATINGS), (*BUTADIENES, POLYMERS), (*FUEL TANKS, CORROSION INHIBITION), COATINGS, PHENOLIC PLASTICS, ELASTOMERS, FUEL TRUCKS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE