This Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) project scaled up a coating process developed in a previous Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) IDEA investigation to produce corrosion-resistant Si-Ti coating on steel rebars using fluidized bed technology. The scaled-up reactor system did not appear feasible for commercial scale use. A simple coating process involving spray painting Si-Ti mixture (along with a flux) followed by low heat treatment (about 600 deg C) was found more practical. Paint-and-heat and plasma spray using metal powders coated in a fluidized bed reactor produced fairly thick metallic coatings resistant to chloride corrosion. The paint-and-heat and plasma spray techniques can be applied on new and existing steel components and structures.

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  • Authors:
    • Sanjurjo, A
    • Jayaweera, P
    • LOWE, D
    • Lau, K
  • Publication Date: 1995-8-16


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  • Accession Number: 00727268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP-IDEA Project 010
  • Contract Numbers: NCHRP-93-ID010
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2001 12:00AM