Study to Determine the Feasibility of Overcoating Coal Tar Enamel with Foul Release Coatings
Coal tar enamel provides superior corrosion protection and service life which is unmatched by modern coating systems. The cost of deploying a foul release coating could be lowered if the new system could be applied without removal of the coal tar enamel i.e. overcoating. Laboratory evaluations were conducted on four promising foul release coating systems. It was determined that overcoating is not recommended due to catostropic failures observed in testing.
Bureau of Reclamation Review
The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.
Investigation of Overcoating Coal Tar Enamel with Foul Release Coatings (final, PDF,
By Dr. David Tordonato and Dr. Allen Skaja
Report completed on October 01, 2011
This information was last updated on September 18, 2014
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