Accession Number : AD0786327

Title :   Prevention of Deterioration of Navigational Buoys.

Descriptive Note : State-of-the-Art rept.,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Fuller,R. Glen ; Nowacki,Louis ; Brand,Ben ; Fink,Frederick W. ; Boyd,W. K.

Report Date : 01 DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : This report reviews in detail (1) the factors which influence buoy service life and (2) the present Coast Guard maintenance procedures. The consensus is that the specified vinyl system is excellent. However, suggestions are advanced for possible means of improving the anticorrosive and antifouling paints. In addition, suggestions are presented regarding the use of alternative materials of construction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Buoys, *Corrosion inhibition, *Fouling, Navigational aids, Reviews

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE