PROCURING TRAFFIC PAINT ON THE BASIS OF PERFORMANCE TESTS

AN EFFECTIVE PROCUREMENT PROCEDURE IS DESCRIBED WHICH WAS DEVELOPED IN MICHIGAN BASED ON A PERFORMANCE METHOD OF SPECIFYING AND TESTING TRAFFIC PAINTS. NEW TESTING EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES INCLUDE AN EXPERIMENTAL PAINT SPRAYING MACHINE WHICH PUTS DOWN TEST STRIPES AT A CONSTANT, UNIFORM, WET-FILM THICKNESS REGARDLESS OF THE CONSISTENCY OF THE PAINT OR TRAVEL SPEED OF THE MACHINE, AND THE USE OF ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY TO IDENTIFY PURCHASED PAINT WITH THE SAMPLE TESTED. A METHOD OF EVALUATING THE TEST PAINTS IS WORKED OUT WHICH TAKES INTO ACCOUNT OVERALL SERVICE OR INTEGRATED PERFORMANCE FROM THE FIRST DAY OF THE TEST TO THE LAST. FROM THE SERVICE FACTOR SO DERIVED, BIDS OF SELECTED PROSPECTIVE VENDORS ARE EVALUATED QUANTITATIVELY ON THE BASIS OF COST PER MILE PER UNIT OF SERVICE. IN ADDITION TO A DESCRIPTION AND DISCUSSION OF BOTH THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND TESTING FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM, SOME COMMENTS ARE MADE ON NEWLY ADOPTED ASTM TESTS AND REVISIONS FOR TRAFFIC PAINTS BASED ON THEIR USE IN THIS WORK. CURRENT MICHIGAN SPECIFICATIONS FOR WHITE AND YELLOW TRAFFIC PAINT ARE ALSO APPENDED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 35, pp 299-313, 4 FIG, 4 TAB, 2 REF, 1 APP
  • Authors:
    • Rhodes, C C
  • Publication Date: 1956

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 17-20, 1956
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00217126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 8 1971 12:00AM