EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF TANK BARGE INTERIM REPAIR TECHNIQUES
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.
- The U.S. Coast Guard Office of Research and Development's technical representative for this project was D.E. Laaksonen.
Battelle Columbus Laboratories505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH United States 43201
- Stonesifer, R B
- Gerth, J W
- Leis, R D
- Loy, E J
- Publication Date: 1976-4-19
- Pagination: 220 p.
- TRT Terms: Barges; Repairing; Tank barges
- Old TRIS Terms: Barge repair; Tank barge repair
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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