Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

M. Eng.


Chemical Engineering

Committee Chair

Williams, R. A.

Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)

Williams, Gordon C.

Committee Member

Ernst, Robert Craig

Committee Member

Stevenson, Guy


Protective coatings; Corrosion and anti-corrosives


This thesis is a report on coatings exclusive of the porcelain enamels which may be used at temperatures as high as 750*F., and also a description of the properties of the more heat resistant resins of commerce. The method of preparation and testing of the various coatings investigated in this research is given, and the results are tabulated and discussed. Best results were obtained with Dow Corning silicones of the 800 series heavily pigmented with either zinc dust or aluminum bronze, and with glycerol phthalate -- silicone coatings pigmented with aluminum bronze.