This report provides an extensive description of laboratory tests conducted on five tank barge interim repair types to determine their resistance to potential service environment stimuli. All repair types tested utilized epoxy material to achieve a measure of adhesive and/or cohesive strength in combination with other repair materials that, in some cases, also, contributed to the overall repair strength. The five repair types were applied to simulated barge damage types and subjected to impact, hydrostatic pressure, chemical immersion, and heat testing procedures to determine the magnitude of each stimulus required to cause repair failure. The test results are used to rank the repairs in the order of their relative survivability for each test conducted.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The U.S. Coast Guard Office of Research and Development's technical representative for this project was D.E. Laaksonen.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201
  • Authors:
    • Stonesifer, R B
    • Gerth, J W
    • Leis, R D
    • Loy, E J
  • Publication Date: 1976-4-19

Media Info

  • Pagination: 220 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-90-76 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-23223-A TSK23
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM