THE PROTECTION OF STEEL PILES BY SELECTED COATINGS IN A NATURAL SEA WATER ENVIRONMENT

Six types of coatings are evaluated on their ability to protect steel piles in offshore conditions. These coatings, made up of a single system metal pigmented paint and 5 two system nonmetallic coatings on metal filled primers, are described in detail. These protection coatings have displayed good to excellent resistance to deterioration in a sea water environment. A brief discussion of the corrosion of bare steel piles serving as controls is included. The electrochemical techniques used to evaluate the coating deterioration in situ, and the physical measurements made on the piles after removal are briefly described. The results found on these systems in the first six years of a fifteen year program are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 10th Annual OTC in Houston, Texas, May 8-11, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  45206
  • Authors:
    • Escalante, E
    • Iverson, W P
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00178170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC 3190, Vol 2 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM