Accession Number : ADA330968

Title :   Suitability of Prepainted (Coil Coated) Metal and Adhesive Assembly for Military Application, Tri-Service Committee on Corrosion Proceedings.

Corporate Author : ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI

Personal Author(s) : Handsy, I. C. ; Wolff, Merie T.

PDF Url : ADA330968

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Corrosion of vehicles is a major cost to the Army. independent Cost Analysis which agrees with our available records indicate a cost per vehicle per year of $500 to $1,100. Much of the fleet has 30 to 40 year old design. In many cases current technology for material selection, component design and manufacturing processes is not incorporated into procurement specifications. The Automotive and Steel industries in recent years has done much research in this field of corrosion. We have attended conferences by the Society for Automotive Engineering Automotive Corrosion and Prevent on Committee, The American iron and Steel institute Task Force 3 on Automotive Corrosion and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Association for Finishing Process. Our office is also in regular contact with individual automotive company engineers. The information obtained from all these sources indicates that probably the best cost effective results in corrosion control are achieve by a system consisting of: (1.) Galvanized Steel (2.) Zinc Phosphate Pre-Treatment (3.) Electro-Deposited Cathodic Primer

Descriptors :   *CORROSION INHIBITION, *METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, *AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS, METHODOLOGY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SYMPOSIA, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, PROTECTIVE TREATMENTS, COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE