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dc.contributor.authorOlaes, Christopher.-
dc.contributor.authorLampo, R. (Richard)-
dc.contributor.authorClark, Lawrence.-
dc.contributor.authorDrozdz, Susan A.-
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Jeffrey P.-
dc.identifier.govdocERDC/CERL TR-18-8-
dc.descriptionTechnical Report-
dc.description.abstractThe Department of Defense maintains many steel structures that are subject to corrosion. Coatings are a traditional first line of defense against corrosion, but a completely accurate assessment of coating condition cannot always be made by using only conventional visual inspection techniques because not all defects are visible. Alternatively, performing laboratory inspections can be difficult, time-consuming, costly, and may require testing specimens separately from the actual coated structure. This Office of the Secretary of Defense Corrosion Prevention and Control Program project sought to improve accuracy and lower costs (early detection of problems reduce future maintenance) by demonstrating and validating the capabilities of a portable electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) technology for evaluating coating health. A portable EIS system was demonstrated in a laboratory setting and at field locations on Fort Bragg, NC, and Fort Lewis, WA. The results showed the tested version of the portable EIS system has limited capabilities in comparison to traditional laboratory methods. Based on the results of the technology demonstration, the system needs further development before the anticipated benefits might be realized. Therefore, widespread implementation of the demonstrated system is not recommended at the current state, and the project’s return on investment is considered to be zero.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Defense Corrosion Prevention and Control Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.-
dc.format.extent126 pages/7.153 Mb-
dc.publisherConstruction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)en_US
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.) ) ; no. ERDC/CERL TR-18-8-
dc.rightsApproved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat-
dc.subjectMilitary bases--Maintenance and repairen_US
dc.subjectCorrosion and anti-corrosivesen_US
dc.subjectProtective coatingsen_US
dc.subjectImpedance spectroscopyen_US
dc.titleDemonstration and validation of portable electrochemical impedance spectroscopy technology : final report on Project F11-AR08en_US
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