U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations
Purpose: The Coatings and Corrosion Laboratory improves coating and corrosion test methods while gauging the durability and performance of innovative coating systems designed to prevent corrosion of steel bridges.
Description: Protective coating systems are evaluated with accelerated laboratory techniques and outdoor natural exposure conditions. Innovative testing procedures are developed for assessing corrosion and premature coating failures on steel bridges. The Coatings and Corrosion laboratory also assists State departments of transportation (DOTs) in solving bridge coating problems and determining suitable coating systems based on environmental conditions.
Special Capabilities: The Coatings and Corrosion Laboratory performs the following activities.
Services: The Coatings and Corrosion Laboratory performs the following services.
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Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101-2296
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