IMPROVED ANALYSIS OF STATIC PANEL IMMERSION TESTING RESULTS

The static panel immersion test for antifouling coatings can be improved to account for biofouling variability. Multiple static exposure panels of two U.S. Navy antifouling paints are examined to determine the distribution of paint failure data. Statistical analysis using frequency histograms, indicates that 10-12 replicate panels are required to characterise the time to failure at the 95% confidence level, for any single coating system. Transformation of the test results using the square root function will allow for a more reliable evaluation of data from multiple identical exposure panels.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Journal of Coatings Technology, 55 <1983>, p.51 <Aug.> (4 pp., 4 ref., 4 tab., 4 graphs)
  • Authors:
    • Becka, A M
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM