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Title: Ice engineering : progress in evaluating surface coatings for icing control at Corps hydraulic structures
Authors: Mulherin, Nathan D.
Haehnel, Robert B.
Keywords: Hydraulic gates--Cold weather conditions
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CRREL ; TN-03-4
Abstract: Removal of accreted ice during the winter at Corps hydropower and navigation projects is time-consuming, costly, and sometimes hazardous. Annual maintenance costs incurred at Corps of Engineers projects as a result of ice problems were estimated by Haynes et al. (1993) to be $33 million in 1992 (Fig. 1). A previous issue of Ice Engineering (Haehnel 2002) described an ongoing icing research program at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), part of the Corps’ Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). Program tasks included an assessment of thermoplastics and spray-on coatings for reducing the cost of icing control at Corps projects. The goal of the research effort is to determine whether commercially available surface coatings and thermoplastic cladding materials can make icing control more economical. In this issue, we will discuss further progress made in this program in the form of laboratory and field tests.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL TN-03-4
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