UNDERWATER-APPLIED COATINGS FOR STEEL STRUCTURES
Several underwater-applied epoxy coatings were developed for protecting steel structures in seawater. The more promising formulations were laboratory and field tested at different times using a brush, a roller, and curved plastic applicator developed by the Navy Coastal Systems Laboratory. The coating that was the easiest to apply underwater is now marketed by a commercial supplier. Sandblasting was found to be the best method of preparing steel surfaces for painting underwater, and waterblasting was the next best of the five methods tested. (Author)
Naval Civil Engineering LaboratoryPoint Mugu
Port Hueneme, CA USA 93041
- Drisko, R W
- Publication Date: 1976-3
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Anticorrosion coatings; Corrosion protection; Protective coatings; Underwater paint
- Subject Areas: Construction; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00136283
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CEL-TN-1426 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM