PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Get Paint BidTracker's Bridge Painting Opportunities of 2015

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Navy Puts Coating to ‘Real World’ Test

Friday, July 8, 2011

More items for Coating Materials

Comment | More

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, in Panama City, plans to award a sole-source contract to Spencer Industries Inc., of Bellevue, NJ, to supply 105 new chain cargo lashings for continued field testing of a coating.

The chains will be shop-coated with ArmorGalv, a proprietary zinc alloy thermo-diffusion coating (ASTM A 1059/A 1059M-08). The Navy says the sole-source contract is needed to maintain the consistency of the materials used in testing. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

The Navy is evaluating use of the coating on chains that are used to secure Marine Corps tanks, Humvees and other vehicles to landing craft. Pull-testing and other evaluations have been completed, and the chains are now to be tested on two deployed landing craft.

 ArmorGalv

 ArmorGalv

The coating has been tested twice, including a six-month trial in 2010.

During this period, the cargo lashings will be subjected to repeated use and exposed to the elements to determine the overall effectiveness of the coating under real-world conditions.

Strength Testing

In earlier testing, several different types of cargo lashings were evaluated and pull-tested, validating the required strength to adequately restrain USMC vehicles on the LCAC cargo deck.

Those tests led to an additional six-month evaluation of the ArmorGalv-coated cargo lashings from July to December 2010.

Spencer Industries Inc. is the only manufacturer that has the expertise to manufacture LCAC cargo lashings using all component parts coated with ArmorGalv per ASTM-A1059, the Navy said. The contract is expected to be awarded by the end of July.

Spencer Industries Inc. has served all branches of the military for 40 years. The company describes itself as “engineering oriented in the fields of electronics, electro-mechanical and mechanical military equipment. We encompass not only sophisticated electronic and electro-mechanical items, but also have machine shop and sheet-metal facilities.”

Reported by Paint Bidtracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community. Visit us on Facebook!

   

Tagged categories: Coatings technology; Corrosion protection; Protective coatings; U.S. Navy

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

some of the most important bridges in the country; learn about our NEPCOAT-approved system and our entire range of MCU & Polyurea coatings. 1-800-627-2968 www.wassercoatings.com


Polyval Coatings
POLYFLEX brand Polyurea

high chemical resistant membranes are used extensively to protect our environment in secondary containment applications.


BASF
New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films basf.us/industrialcoatings
polyorders@basf.com
800-231-7868


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    Hempel (USA) Inc.
    HEMPEL PROTECTIVE COATINGS

    Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.


    Denso North America Inc.
    Denso SeaShield
    Marine Systems

    A full range of steel, concrete and timber pile rehabilitation systems including petrolatum systems, fiberglass jackets, epoxy grouts and many other product lines.
    Call 1-281-821-3355 or Visit densona.com


    ITW Binks
    Built for Tough Jobs

    From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit binks.com for more information.

  •  
     
     
    Technology Publishing

    The Technology Publishing Network

    The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
    Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

     
    EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
    REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
    MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
     

    © Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
    2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com