PIPELINE CORROSION AND FRICTION REDUCTION COATINGS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$515,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
2402
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Springborn Laboratorys Inc.
10 Springborn Center, Enfield, CT, 06082
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 James P Galica
 (203) 749-8371
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILLITY OF COATING MILITARY PIPELINES WITH LOW FRICTION AND CORROSION INHIBITING COATINGS. CORROSION INHIBITIVE COATINGS WILL BE IDENTIFIED AND INVESTIGATED FOR APPLICATIONS TO BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SURFACES OF THE PIPELINE. THE INTERNAL PROTECTIVE COATING OR LINER WILL BE BIFUNCTIONAL IN THAT IN ADDITION TO CORROSION PROTECTION, IT WILL ACT AS A LOW FRICTION COATING DURING PRODUCT TRANSPORT THROUGH THE PIPELINE. COATING MATERIALS WILL BE EVALUATED IN ACCELERATED CORROSIVE AGING ENVIRONMENTS. FOLLOWING AGING, ACCEPTABLE COATINGS WILL BE EVALUATED FOR FRICTION REDUCTION. IDEALLY, COATINGS OR MATERIALS POSSESSING LOW SURFACE ENERGY WILL OFFER THE MOST ADVANTAGE FOR REDUCED FRICTION. THESE LOW FRICTION COATINGS WILL BE EXAMINED FOR THEIR INTERNAL PROTECTION. REFORMULATION OF THE BEST CANDIDATES THROUGH THE ADDITION OF MODIFIERS AIDING IN IMPROVED SURFACE TEXTURE AND LUBRICITY WILL ACT TO REDUCE FRICTION AT THE SURFACE. FOLLOWING MODIFICATION, ACCELERATED AGING AND FRICTION MEASUREMENTS WILL BE DETERMINED. SURFACE FLUORINATION WILL ALSO BE EXAMINED AS A MEANS OF REDUCING SURFACE ENERGY AND PRODUCING A LOW FRICTION SURFACE.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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