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Laboratory Evaluation of Metalized Coatings for Use on Reclamation Infrastructure

Project ID: 9818
Principal Investigator: David Tordonato
Research Topic: Repair and Maintenance
Funded Fiscal Years: 2011 and 2012
Keywords: None

Project Abstract

Metalized/thermal spray coatings (TSCs) were investigated by the Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) Materials Engineering and Research Laboratory. The goal of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using TSCs for corrosion protection on Reclamation equipment.

The best use of metallizing at Reclamation is on radial gates, partially exposed trash racks, stoplogs, and other equipment subjected to a fluctuating immersion environment.

Contributing Partners

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Research Products

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.

Laboratory Evaluation of Metalized Coatings for Use on Reclamation Infrastructure (interim, PDF, 4.6MB)
By Dr. David Tordonato and Dr. Bobbi Jo Merten
Report completed on May 22, 2012

Metalized/thermal spray coatings (TSCs) were investigated by the Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) Materials Engineering and Research Laboratory. The goal of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using TSCs for corrosion protection on Reclamation equipment.

The best use of metallizing at Reclamation is on radial gates, partially exposed trash racks, stoplogs, and other equipment subjected to a fluctuating immersion environment.
Keywords: metalizing, cathodic protection, thermal spray coatings

Laboratory Evaluation of Metalized Coatings for Use on Reclamation Infrastructure (final, PDF, 4.6MB)
By Dr. David Tordonato, Dr. Allen Skaja and Dr. Bobbi Jo Merten
Report completed on May 31, 2012

Metalized/thermal spray coatings (TSCs) were investigated by the Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) Materials Engineering and Research Laboratory. The goal of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using TSCs for corrosion protection on Reclamation equipment.

The best use of metallizing at Reclamation is on radial gates, partially exposed trash racks, stoplogs, and other equipment subjected to a fluctuating immersion environment.
Keywords: metalizing, cathodic protection, thermal spray coatings

This information was last updated on October 22, 2014
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