ANALYSIS OF BUOY COATING SPECIMENS EXPOSED IN SEAWATER AT DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
Eighteen premium antifouling marine coatings systems are being examined to determine extended service life potential. Premium systems were selected to contain combinations of (1) substrate, (2) pretreatments, (3) anticorrosive tiecoats, (4) antifouling topcoats, and (5) toxicants. Seawater immersion studies include both dynamic and static exposures. The performances of Type 121/63 and Type 121 vinyl-rosin controls and a proprietary elastomeric sheet with organotin toxicant have been rated 'outstanding'. Self-cure and postcure zinc primers with high-build vinyl anticorrosive and vinyl-rosin topcoats are rated 'excellent'. All of these five systems may meet the original 5-year performance goal and several may continue to perform well for many years to come. Performances of seven systems have been rated 'fair to good'. Performances of six systems have been rated 'failure'.
Battelle Columbus Laboratories505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH USA 43201
United States Coast Guard2100 Second Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20593
- Dick, R J
- Merrell, B J
- Nowacki, L J
- Sherrard, J R
- Publication Date: 1975-3-21
- Pagination: 60 p.
- TRT Terms: Antifouling coatings; Buoys; Life expectancy; Performance; Plastics; Poisons; Protective coatings; Seas; Substrates (Waterways); Test procedures; Testing; Vinyl resins
- Uncontrolled Terms: Substrates
- Old TRIS Terms: Performance engineering; Sea testing
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00091529
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: BATT-PPC-44 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-51331-A
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM