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FHWA: Bridge Coating Study Yields Preliminary Test Results

From JPCL, January 2011

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by Pradeep Kodumuri, SES Group & Associates, and Seung-Kyoung Lee, Federal Highway Administration, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

The authors present an overview of the work plan and first data sets collected from the FHWA 100-year coating study initiated in August 2009. The objective of the study is to identify and evaluate coating materials that can provide 100 years of maintenance-free service life for steel bridges....
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Comment from Robert Wienert, (2/22/2011, 1:31 PM)

In reading this article, I did not see a description of how the test panel surfaces were prepared before the coatings were applied. Could incomplete or inadequate preparation be the cause of the "unexpected premature failures" that resulted in the test being terminated? If this is not the cause, has any other reason been determined? Were the test panels placed outside to weather in natural surroundings?


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