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Hunting Island Lighthouse:
Originally built in 1875, the historic lighthouse located on Hunting Island, South Carolina, has been protected by waterborne acrylic coatings since 1982. Located only a few hundred feet from the Atlantic Ocean, this marine exposure demonstrates that waterborne acrylics can perform well even in aggressive environments.

Sulfuric Acid Storage Tank:
Located in a chemical plant along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, PA, this acid storage tank was sandblasted and painted with a 3-coat waterborne acrylic system in 1984. After 17 years of exposure at the industrial site, the waterborne coating has protected the tank from corrosion extremely well.

Battleship USS New Jersey:
Now permanently docked on the Delaware River in Camden, NJ, the historic battleship USS New Jersey was refurbished in the summer of 2001 prior to its opening as a floating museum. Waterborne acrylic coatings were used on most of the interior and exterior surfaces of this beautiful battleship, which served the United States from World War II until it was decommissioned in 1991.

Calcium Hydroxide Slurry tanks:
These chemical storage tanks were recoated with a 2-coat waterborne acrylic system in 1986 because the original solventborne systems (from 1977) were failing. In spite of the difficult conditions of thermal shock and occasional contact with chemicals, the waterborne system was still in excellent condition after 15 years of exposure.

Chemical storage tank farm:
This case describes the use of 2-component waterborne acrylic/epoxy coatings for the protection of steel on a series of chemical storage tanks. The coating showed no signs of corrosion after 12 years of exposure in a light to medium duty industrial environment.

Neuse River Bridge:
The 879 steel girders on this bridge were painted with a 4-coat waterborne acrylic coating system. Painting was done in a shop from 1996 to 1998, then the steel beams were transported to the construction site and erected. The coating system is still performing well after several years exposure.





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