Accession Number : ADA293270

Title :   A Comparison of Coating Alternatives for U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for Apr 93-Aug 94,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV WARMINSTER PA

Personal Author(s) : Hirst, Donald J. ; Spadafora, Stephen J.

PDF Url : ADA293270

Report Date : 12 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Current coatings used on U.S. Coast Guard aircraft contain high volatile organic compound (VOC) contents. Federal, state and local environmental agencies restrict the amount of VOCs from the use of these materials through legislation such as the Clean Air Act and local Air Quality Management District Rules. At the request of the Coast Guard, the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Warminster investigated several low VOC candidate replacements to the current paint scheme. The physical performance properties of these materials (i.e. corrosion resistance, adhesion, etc.) were characterized using standard coatings tests. The results of this program show that there are several acceptable alternatives. Replacement of current coating systems would reduce the total amount of hazardous materials emitted from Coast Guard painting operations and eliminate the need for expensive control equipment which will be required by the Clean Air Act (resulting in substantial future cost savings). jg

Descriptors :   *COATINGS, *PAINTS, *COAST GUARD AIRCRAFT, CONTROL SYSTEMS, AIR POLLUTION, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, TOXICITY, ADHESION, TEST METHODS, COSTS, CORROSION RESISTANCE, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, STANDARDIZATION, REPLACEMENT, VOLATILITY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, SAVINGS, LEGISLATION, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Organic Chemistry
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE