Existing US Navy Coefficient of Friction (CoF) meters are insensitive and cannot differentiate surfaces which have obvious differences in nonskid CoF. A new CoF meter, the m-Deck, was evaluated to determine CoF measurement effectiveness and temperature sensitivity. Both laboratory and field testing were performed over various nonskid systems at numerous temperatures. The results indicate that the m-Deck has significant temperature dependence, but also a high degree of accuracy. The collected data is used to establish acceptance criteria for newly installed nonskid.
Structural, ballistic, and mobility requirements have led to the selection of aluminum alloy 2519 as the primary structural material for the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV). Two-year seawater alternate immersion exposures of welded AI 2519 panels with and without protective coatings were conducted to simulate the expected AAAV service environment.
Service life of any weapon system depends upon factors that impart long-term durability and robustness to its structure and subsystems, while sustaining its functional properties. The paper describes basic principles and guidelines on corrosion control and rules that could be easily followed to ascertain some specified service life and reduce total ownership costs.
In the mid-1990s, the US Navy’s technical community, led by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), recognized existing coatings used to protect the inside of ships’ tanks were failing on average 5-8 years after application. The high cost to blast and recoat over 11,000 tanks every 5-8 years, not counting submarines and aircraft carriers, was prohibitive. To address this issue, the Navy conducted a study to analyze the problem and decided to replace these legacy coatings with high solid epoxy coatings.1
The Hanford site contains approximately 55 million gallons of radioactive and chemically hazardous wastes arising from weapons production. This paper will present a Bayesian framework to model the probability of tank failures at Hanford and illustrate its use for tanks that are already known to have failed and leaked waste.
Qualified U.S. Navy nonskid coatings are two-component (2K) epoxy-based systems that contain various sizes of aggregate. Once mixed, these highly viscous coatings are applied using a napless roller to generate a “peak and valley” profile that provides skid/slip-resistance when cured. The roll-application process is slow and inconsistent, and appearance is often determined by experience of the applicator.
This standard provides a method for collecting reproducible potentiodynamic data, enabling the comparison of data across various experiments and laboratories. This method is intended for those with experience in potentiodynamic data collection across all of industry and academia. This method has been adapted from Appendix B of MIL-STD-889. Users interested in submitting data for acceptance into MIL-STD-889 shall refer to the latest version of MIL-STD-889
This NACE/EFC standard is considered as the basis for the cleaning, surface preparation, and application of paint and coating systems to Navy ships used in marine environments for New Build, and during Life Cycle maintenance and permanent repair. It is intended for use by naval corrosion control personnel, coating applicators, and coating manufacturers. It covers coating materials, coating test protocol and acceptance criteria, surface preparation, coating application, quality assurance and control, and repair methods. Its purpose is to facilitate more effective corrosion protection of Navy ships and support inter-operability requirements by presenting reliable information and providing guidelines for coating manufacturers and shipyards to develop more durable specifications.
This standard replaces NATO Allied Engineering Publication (AEP) 59.
A vessel docked for maintenance is a vessel out of service. For military forces, this significantly affects the readiness of that force, its ability to respond quickly and appropriately to a developing situation. It is for this reason that the United States Navy continues to search for and invest in innovations that improve maintenance turn-around times as well as innovations that keep vessels in service for longer periods of time. In large-scale construction and manufacturing industries such as shipbuilding and naval maintenance, coating removal is an essential but time-consuming process required for constructing and maintaining vessels and other structures.