FIELD EVALUATIONS OF TRAFFIC PAINTS OF KNOWN COMPOSITION

ONE OF THE PRIMARY CONSIDERATIONS IN FIELD SERVICE TESTING IS THAT EQUIPMENT MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR THE APPLICATION OF TRAFFIC PAINTS UNDER THE MOST EXACTING CONDITIONS. IN ORDER TO EVALUATE PROPERLY ANY SERIES TRAFFIC PAINTS WITH ONLY SMALL VARIATIONS IN FORMULATION, OR TO CHECK ACCURATELY A STANDARD PAINT FROM YEAR TO YEAR AND OBTAIN COMPARABLE RESULTS, IT IS MANDATORY THAT EACH PAINT BE APPLIED AT THE SAME FORMULATIONS OF MERIT AND TO POINT THE WAY TOWARD THE AND CLEAR CUT EDGES. ANOTHER FACTOR IS THAT ANY TEST APPLICATION SHOULD BE MADE WITH EQUIPMENT COMPARABLE AND CONSISTENT WITH THAT USED IN NORMAL TRAFFIC LINE PAINTING. THIS EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO PROCURE A SCIENTIFIC METHOD OF APPLICATION. THROUGH EXPOSURE AND TESTING OF FORMULATIONS OF KNOWN COMPOSITION AND BY FOLLOWING BASIC PRINCIPLES USED IN EVALUATING PAINTS FOR OTHER PURPOSES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP TRAFFIC PAINT SPREADING RATE PER GALLON, WITH GOOD CROSS DISTRIBUTION PROPER FORMULATIONS OF TRAFFIC PAINTS OF INCREASED DURABILITY AND SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 29, pp 274-281, 3 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Custer, H R
    • Zimmermann, E K
  • Publication Date: 1950

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 13-16, 1949.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00217116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM