Long-Life, Low-Maintenance Coating Systems
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionMaterials performance. 2012, 51 (6), 54-59.
A coating system with low maintenance will often give lower life-cycle costs, in spite of higher costs in the new construction phase. The Public Roads Administration in Norway has been using coating systems consisting of thermally sprayed zinc and a topcoat (duplex coatings) since 1965. This article discusses degradation, maintenance, and life-cycle costs for various coating systems used offshore and in corrosive coastal areas.