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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.