EVALUATING THE USE OF PLURAL-COMPONENT SPRAY EQUIPMENT ON U.S. NAVY SHIPS

The U.S. Navy spends a significant amount of money each year to protect ship tanks. One of its most recent efforts to increase coating efficiency and to reduce maintenance costs involved the selection and testing of plural-component spray application equipment. Field testing of such equipment over a 7-month period in late 1998 and early 1999 at one of the Navy's maintenance facilities resulted in an overall 20% reduction in application costs when compared with conventional airless spray application of solvent-free coatings. In addition, in evaluating the overall effectiveness of this application method, it was found that the impact of the short pot life of these solvent-free coatings on industrial painting operations was reduced. This article presents the background behind the U.S. Navy's decision to select plural-component spray equipment for field testing in the maintenance of ship tanks. Furthermore, it reports the scope of that testing, and it presents information on the resulting cost benefits.

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    Technology Publishing Company

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  • Authors:
    • Mathe, W J
    • Rudroff, J G
    • Parson, P K
  • Publication Date: 2000-2

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 42-46
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  • Accession Number: 00789017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 2000 12:00AM