Optimized Surface Preparation for Coated Aluminum Substrates in Marine Environments
From JPCL, November 2021
By Damien Ranero, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Philadelphia Division; and Anthony Monda and Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corporation
This article outlines a testing program that investigates the factors that can contribute to premature coating delamination on aluminum surfaces on U.S. Navy ships. The results support development of optimized procedures and specifications for preparing aluminum substrates for coating application....