Accession Number : ADA291876

Title :   Laboratory Evaluation of Fusion-Bonded Epoxy Coatings for Civil Works Applications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL ENGINEERING AND MA TERIALS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Race, Timothy D. ; Boy, Jeffrey H.

PDF Url : ADA291876

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This study investigates safer, more cost-effective alternatives to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers paint specification C-200A, Coal Tar Epoxy Coating, which is used to protect steel sheet piling. Fusion-bonded epoxy, a nonpolluting shop-applied coating, was evaluated in laboratory tests as a potential replacement for C-200A. Laboratory tests that included salt and fresh water immersion, cyclic salt fog/ultraviolet (UV) condensation, impact resistance, and cathodic disbondment were conducted on four fusion-bonded epoxy and two control coating systems. Fusion-bonded epoxy coatings have excellent resistance to impact and cathodic disbondment. Resistance to corrosion in fresh and salt water immersion and in cyclic salt fog/UV-condensation exposures was comparable to the control coating systems. Based on the results of the laboratory tests, a field evaluation of fusion-bonded epoxy is recommended. jg

Descriptors :   *LABORATORY TESTS, *BONDING, *FUSION(MELTING), *EPOXY COATINGS, TEST AND EVALUATION, CONTROL SYSTEMS, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, CORROSION, WATER, RESISTANCE, STEEL, CYCLES, IMPACT STRENGTH, FRESH WATER, FOG, SHEETS, LIQUID IMMERSION TESTS, REPLACEMENT, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, PAINTS, CATHODIC PROTECTION, CIVIL ENGINEERING, PILE STRUCTURES, CONDENSATION, COAL TAR, SALT WATER.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Physical Chemistry
      Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE