Accession Number : AD0873002

Title :   Protection of Steel Pontoon Floats from Corrosion.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 66-Jan 70,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Drisko, Richard W.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A 3-1/2-year test program was conducted in San Diego Bay on the use of modern synthetic coatings in conjunction with sacrificial anodes for protecting steel pontoon camel floats from corrosion. The three two-coat, protective coatings systems performed very well, and the anodes provided complete protection from rusting to underwater portions of the floats. It was concluded that a combination of one of the coating systems and cathodic protection from sacrificial anodes can greatly reduce the maintenance costs associated with pontoon camel floats. The three coating systems consisted of two epoxy-polyamide systems and one zinc inorganic silate combined with epoxy-polyamide. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   *CORROSION INHIBITION), (*FLOATS, (*COATINGS, CORROSION INHIBITION), STEEL, CATHODIC PROTECTION, PLASTIC COATINGS, ZINC COATINGS, EPOXY RESINS, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, COAL TAR.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE