SELECTING PAVEMENT MARKING MATERIALS BASED ON SERVICE LIFE
Samples were tested for purposes of selecting a successful supplier. Measure of performance was calendar procedure dictated only material cost as a measure of effectiveness. This proved inadequate. Total cost, including labor and equipment rentals should be adopted. Application cost is the same for a cheap inferior paint as for a more durable and costlier material. Wear of pavement striping material dees not vary in a straight line. Extrapolation of life expectancy on short time tests is misleading. A better weighting process is indicated. A method for selecting successful candidate sample was developed and adopted by Central procurement for awarding contracts. Research into properties and behavior of three generic marking materials (paint, instant setting powder and thermoplastic) is reported.
District of Columbia Department of Transportation55 M Street, SE
Washington, DC USA 20003
- VANVECHTEN, C T
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: 80 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Field tests; Glass beads; Highway traffic control; Highways; Paint; Pavements; Performance; Performance evaluations; Properties of materials; Reflectorized materials; Road marking materials; Service life; Testing; Thermoplastic materials; Thermoplastic resins; Traffic paint; Traffic safety; Wear
- Uncontrolled Terms: Selecting
- Old TRIS Terms: Beads; Markers; Traffic marking materials
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Operations and Traffic Management; Pavements;
- Accession Number: 00092276
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM