Accession Number : AD0690803

Title :   CORROSION AND PROTECTION OF STEEL PILING IN SEAWATER.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Watkins,Laverne L.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : The report, based on a survey of literature, assembles much of the current knowledge concerning corrosion and protection of steel piling in seawater. Causes of corrosion and effects of environmental conditions are presented. Results of tests on protective coatings for steel are included. Corrosion rates of bare steel piles and the factors involved in the use of cathodic protection and concrete jackets are explained. References surveyed show that flame-sprayed zinc sealed with vinyl is possibly the best coating system tested. More data is needed from which to determine the most economical method of protecting steel piling in seawater. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PIERS, SUPPORTS), (*STEEL, CORROSION INHIBITION), SEA WATER, CATHODIC PROTECTION, METAL COATINGS, VINYL PLASTICS, CONCRETE, FLAME SPRAYING, EPOXY RESINS, ALLOYS, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Plastics
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE