INVESTIGATION OF COATINGS TO PROTECT TRUCK SIDE FRAMES FROM CORROSION
The relative performance of coatings for the corrosion protection of truck side frames on railroad equipment was investigated. Copper steel was evaluated relative to low carbon steel for the possibility of reducing the effects of corrosion. Laboratory tests were designed to simulate various corrosive conditions found in service. The effects of brine corrosion and of atmospheric corrosion on the coating systems were studied extensively. The test data indicates the superiority of zinc coatings for corrosion protection of truck side frames. Certain vinyl coatings have also demonstrated excellent corrosion resistance.
Chicago, IL United States 60605
- Publication Date: 1957-9
- Pagination: 1 p.
- TRT Terms: Coatings; Corrosion; Technology; Trucks
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Subject Areas: Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00040367
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: AAR MR-299
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM