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Title: Use of zinc dust paints in shipbuilding as a prefabrication primer

Abstract

The widespread use of zinc dust paints and their economic advantages compared with the traditional methods of protecting steel from corrosion were described by speakers from the U.S., Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, and the UK at a symposium organized by The Zinc Development Association. This, the newest method of applying metallic zinc coatings to steel, has grown enormously in popularity during the last 10 yr and has found many spectacular applications, such as for coating oil tankers of over 300,000 tons dwt, oil and sulfur rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore oil-drilling wells in Alaska, as well as for the more routine protection of bridges, railway rolling stock, and the steelwork of chemical and other industrial plants. A great amount of interest was shown in descriptions of satisfactory methods of welding steel coated with zinc-rich paints, and the simple ways in which health hazards from zinc fumes arising from welding can be avoided. It was stressed that zinc dust paints require good surface preparation, carefully controlled application, and properly engineered overcoating, but the comparatively high initial cost of achieving this is amply repaid in reduced maintenance in subsequent years.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Mitsui Shipbld. Eng. Ltd.
OSTI Identifier:
6849003
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6849003
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Pap. Zinc Develop. Ass. Symp.; ()
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 16:12; Conference: Zinc Development Association Symposium, London, England, 25 Sep 1969
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; PAINTS; CORROSION INHIBITORS; STEELS; CORROSION PROTECTION; SURFACE COATING; ZINC; ALASKA; BRIDGES; DRILLING RIGS; DUSTS; ECONOMICS; GULF OF MEXICO; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; MIXTURES; RAILROAD CARS; TANKER SHIPS; TOXICITY; ALLOYS; ATLANTIC OCEAN; CARIBBEAN SEA; COATINGS; DEPOSITION; DISPERSIONS; ELEMENTS; FEDERAL REGION X; IRON ALLOYS; IRON BASE ALLOYS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; METALS; NORTH AMERICA; SEAS; SHIPS; SURFACE WATERS; TRAINS; USA; VEHICLES 360105* -- Metals & Alloys-- Corrosion & Erosion

Citation Formats

Sakami, S. Use of zinc dust paints in shipbuilding as a prefabrication primer. United States: N. p., 1969. Web.
Sakami, S. Use of zinc dust paints in shipbuilding as a prefabrication primer. United States.
Sakami, S. Mon . "Use of zinc dust paints in shipbuilding as a prefabrication primer". United States.
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abstractNote = {The widespread use of zinc dust paints and their economic advantages compared with the traditional methods of protecting steel from corrosion were described by speakers from the U.S., Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, and the UK at a symposium organized by The Zinc Development Association. This, the newest method of applying metallic zinc coatings to steel, has grown enormously in popularity during the last 10 yr and has found many spectacular applications, such as for coating oil tankers of over 300,000 tons dwt, oil and sulfur rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore oil-drilling wells in Alaska, as well as for the more routine protection of bridges, railway rolling stock, and the steelwork of chemical and other industrial plants. A great amount of interest was shown in descriptions of satisfactory methods of welding steel coated with zinc-rich paints, and the simple ways in which health hazards from zinc fumes arising from welding can be avoided. It was stressed that zinc dust paints require good surface preparation, carefully controlled application, and properly engineered overcoating, but the comparatively high initial cost of achieving this is amply repaid in reduced maintenance in subsequent years.},
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journal = {Pap. Zinc Develop. Ass. Symp.; ()},
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year = {1969},
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}

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