Investigation of Molybdenum Disulfide and Tungsten Disulfide as Additives to Coatings for Foul Release Systems
Molybdenum disulfide,tungsten disulfide, and graphite are the leading solid film lubricants on the market today. One of the conceptual ideas was to determine the feasibility of using one or more of these materials as a coating material or additive in a coating system to enhance foul release performance. Molybdenum disulfide and graphite may offer some potential for foul-release applications. Plans for next fiscal year will include field testing of commercially available products.
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Investigation of Molybdenum Disulfide and Tungsten Disulfide as Additives to Coatings for Foul Release Systems (final, PDF, 391KB)
By Mr. Brian Baumgarten and Dr. Allen Skaja
Report completed on October 01, 2011