Accession Number : ADA306376

Title :   Abrasion Resistant, Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Compliant Coatings for Hydraulic Structures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Beitelman, Alfred D.

PDF Url : ADA306376

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The Corps of Engineers has used solution vinyl paints for the corrosion protection of hydraulic structures on inland waterways for many years. These coatings have an excellent service life; however, the liquid paint contains high quantities of solvents. To comply both with existing and anticipated pollution regulations, it is necessary to evaluate potential coatings to replace those currently used. Ten elastomeric polyurethanes were tested in the laboratory; six were recommended for field testing. They were applied to an epoxy basecoat system consisting of MIL-P-24441/29 F150, Type IV primer and MIL-P-24441/30 F151, Type IV topcoat. This epoxy system is the latest and lowest-VOC version of MIL-P-24441. The report includes laboratory and field test results.

Descriptors :   *COATINGS, *ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, *HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, *ABRASION, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), LIQUIDS, QUANTITY, RESISTANCE, FIELD TESTS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, ELASTOMERS, CORROSION INHIBITION, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, SOLVENTS, VOLATILITY, PAINTS, EPOXY COMPOUNDS, POLYURETHANE RESINS, REGULATIONS, POLLUTION, VINYL PLASTICS, INLAND WATERWAYS.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Polymer Chemistry
      Plastics
      Elastomers and Rubber
      Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE