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.
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 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.
The United States Army and Marine Corps (USMC) paint their vehicles with the Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) system. This system consists of a pretreatment, an epoxy primer, and polyurethane topcoat, similar to many other industrial paint systems, but with added functional requirements (e.g., chemical agent resistance, camouflage, and signature reduction) unique to these paints. The systems that utilize these coatings are also designed for specific capabilities, of which corrosion is usually a lower priority. Lastly, the vehicles and equipment of the Army and USMC typically operate in harsh environments, which are highly corrosive.
Common methods of maintenance painting either involve complete removal of existing paint (SSPC-SP 10) or localized preparation using power tools (SSPC-SP 3). Sometimes an intermediate level of surface preparation may be performed by allowing intact tightly adherent coating to remain. Abrasive blasting may be used to prepare either localized areas, or to partially prepare the entire surface, allowing well-adhered aged coating to remain.