Accession Number : AD0837192

Title :   PROTECTION OF FLOATING PONTOONS FROM CORROSION. PART II. CONDITION OF TEST FLOATS AFTER TWO YEARS.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Drisko, Richard W.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A test program had been initiated to reduce the maintenance costs associated with steel pontoon camel floats. Three 2-coat protective coating systems had been applied to pontoons on three test floats. One test float is cathodically protected with zinc anodes, another with aluminum anodes, and the third float without cathodic protection is serving as the control. After two years of service to the fleet in San Diego Bay, the test pontoon camel floats were all in good condition. No coating damage, other than that caused by abrasion, was noted, and the cathodic protection systems were providing complete protection from corrosion to the underwater portions of the floats. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CORROSION INHIBITION), (*FLOATS, (*COATINGS, CORROSION INHIBITION), STEEL, CATHODIC PROTECTION, PLASTIC COATINGS, PAINT PRIMERS, EPOXY RESINS, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, COAL TAR, ZINC COMPOUNDS, SILICATES, ZINC, ALUMINUM, ANODES, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, SAN DIEGO BAY.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Plastics
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE