Accession Number : ADA322150
Title : Thermal Characterization of Commercial Polyurethane Elastomers Used in Petroleum Containment Applications.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 94-Jul 96,
Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB FORT BELVOIR VA
Personal Author(s) : Crawford, Dawn
PDF Url : ADA322150
Report Date : MAR 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 30
Abstract : Numerous commercial polyurethane elastomers were evaluated using Differential scanning Calorimetry (DSC) after a variety of aging conditions including exposure to fuel and water for up to 42 days. The results indicated changes in the material as a result of aging conditions. These material or morphology changes were monitored by studying the thermal transitions detected by DSC. A general trend in thermal behavior of the conventional tank coatings was observed.
Descriptors : *AGING(MATERIALS), *POLYURETHANE RESINS, *POLYESTER PLASTICS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, CORROSION INHIBITION, PROTECTIVE COATINGS, FUEL TANKS, THERMAL FATIGUE, HYDROLYSIS, THERMAL DEGRADATION, SYNTHETIC RUBBER, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, CALORIMETRY, PLASTIC COATINGS, WATER TANKS.
Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE