Accession Number : AD0822142

Title :   TONEDOWN TREATMENT OF RUNWAYS. STATE OF THE ART.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan-Jun 67,

Corporate Author : PRISMO SAFETY CORP HUNTINGDON PA

Personal Author(s) : Horn, John C.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : A preliminary investigation was made of the characteristics of the various materials having possible application as airfield tonedown agents. Literature surveys as well as personal contacts were conducted with both governmental and industrial sources. All pertinent data were collected including such factors as costs, drying times, abrasive characteristics, etc. Special emphasis was directed toward those materials having possible use in Southeast Asia (SEA) environments. A wide range of materials was investigated, ranging from light film stains to thick surface cappings. Cost data indicate that treatments can vary from a few cents to almost one dollar per square foot for initial installation. The results obtained indicate that several materials show possible use as airfield tonedown agents in SEA. Additional testing of these materials is necessary to determine the most suitable materials for various operational requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RUNWAYS, CAMOUFLAGE), SURFACES, COATINGS, PAVEMENTS, PAINTS, COLORS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, SOUTHEAST ASIA, COSTS.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE