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Demonstration/validation of hazardous air pollutant-free Torque Seal inspection lacquer

The U.S. Army uses numerous adhesives and sealants among other coating materials that contain significant amounts of hazardous air pollutants (HAP). The U.S. Army has determined that it is much more cost effective to reduce or eliminate HAP emissions from coatings operations rather than using emissi...

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Corporate Author: U.S. Army Research Laboratory.
Other Authors: Toulan, Faye R.
Format: Government Document Online Book
Language:English
Published: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. : U.S. Army Research Laboratory, [2009]
Series:ARL-TR (Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.) ; 4863.
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Summary:The U.S. Army uses numerous adhesives and sealants among other coating materials that contain significant amounts of hazardous air pollutants (HAP). The U.S. Army has determined that it is much more cost effective to reduce or eliminate HAP emissions from coatings operations rather than using emissions control devices. This work examines laboratory and field demonstration/validation of one highly used sealant, Torque Seal. The adhesives and sealants thrust area of the Sustainable Painting Operations for the Total Army program has identified a HAP-free alternative to Torque Seal containing ethanol as the carrier solvent. Laboratory testing including adhesion, resistance to fluids, resistance to humidity, and drying time has validated that the HAP-free sealant performs very similarly to the baseline Torque Seal containing methanol (HAP). Furthermore, a demonstration/validation study at Fort Rucker, AL, using a UH-1 helicopter rotor shows that the HAP-free sealant has performed as well as the Torque Seal.
Item Description:Title from titile screen (viewed Sept. 8, 2010).
Final rept. 1 Mar-1 Dec 2008.
"July 2009."
Physical Description:1 online resource (vi, 20 p.) : digital, PDF file.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 17).
Access:APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE.